Sold out quickly
Chorey-lès-Beaune is a small town. It lies coming from the north left of Beaune. There is vine growing only on a plane surface and therefore no Permier Crus - but among the Appellations wine you can find some simple and good Burgundy that is just perfect to make one familiar with the world of Pinot Noir. You should ignore this town, because it has some outstanding Domains. One of the best and in Chorey well known is that of Tollot-Beaut & Fils who have a broad variety A few years ago we had been there and bought some bottles. This year they were already sold out - what is happening more and more often with good domains - far too often - everything is already sold out and only wine in barrels is still there before it is filled in bottles for their journey. Perhaps you should stop to write about wine - the amount of good bottles seems to shrink by making recommendations. But good wine wants to be known and at Tollot-Beaut the one in barrels seemed to be one of those that start singing in the mouth.
The very friendly Lise Gachot welcomed us at the domain and guided us through the cellar. Going from barrel to barrel we degustated sectionally from the climates north of Beaune. Everyone of those wines is recommendable, becoming even better and better with every barrel... Wines that mature to perfect examples of Burgundies.
Chorey-lès-Beaune 1998 Barrel sample
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Lavières 1998 Barrel sample
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Champ-Chevrey 1998 Barrel sample
Beaune 1er Cru Clos-du-Roi 1998 Barrel sample
Beaune 1er Cru Grèves 1998 Barrel sample
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Les Vercots 1998 Barrel sample
Corton-Bressandes 1998 Barrel sample
Beaune 1er Cru Grèves 1988