Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru "Les Vercots" 2011, Tollot-Beaut


Another wine tasted at the domaine in early July, this Aloxe won many plaudits from the Bourgoblog tasting team. Strawberry, cherry, vanilla and violet aromas. This Aloxe is very pretty. Half of the vines are from 1928 which will tend to give more concentration and half are young vines which often translates into a more floral, elegant nose. Reflecting the 1928 vines, this Aloxe has superb velvety texture, depth and seriousness. The palate adds baritone and tenor to the soprano on the nose. Intellectually engaging to boot, this Aloxe 1er Cru evolves from trapezium, to cylinder and then to cube on the palate. Try the wine and think about it! An exceptionally good wine. Scores 29/30 for an Aloxe 1er cru. Photo shows Aloxe vineyards above the village in August 2011.

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