2012 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Bourgogne Rouge

SKU #1203599 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Outstanding Top Value* An exceptionally fresh and very pretty array of liqueur-like red berry fruit aromas is cut with earth and soft spice hints. There is very fine volume to the delicious, round and succulent flavors that possess a seductively textured mouth feel before terminating in a clean, dry and highly complex finish. This is excellent for its level and recommended.  (4/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Bourgogne Rouge has a fragrant bouquet with brambly red berry fruit. The palate is rounded on the entry with sappy red berries and a touch of bergamot... there is plenty to enjoy here. (NM)  (12/2013)


 The 2012 Bourgogne is a very pretty wine at its level. Delicate and floral on the palate, the 2012 is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Sweet red berries, flowers and mint grace the soft, inviting finish. (AG)  (4/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Enticing cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors highlight this juicy red. Firm, yet enjoyable now, with moderate length. Drink now through 2020.  (6/2015)

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/22/2015 | Send Email
This wine is on the higher end for Bourgogne Rouge, but an excellent value for the wine inside the bottle. It outperforms many village level wines with great texture, complexity and best of all, racy red fruit. This will keep nicely over the next few years (if you can keep your hands off of it!) or make a great partner now for your roast chicken tonight!
Drink from 2015 to 2022

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