Domaine Tollot-Beaut Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
The 2019 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru is aged in 50% new oak, like the Premier Crus. It has a more perfumed bouquet, a little more cohesive, with darker fruit (black plum and black currant) and just a touch of India ink in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity, quite tight and linear at the moment, but it shows a little more finesse on the finish than the Corton. Very fine.
As it usually is, this is at once more elegant and a bit more aromatically complex with its agreeably spicy mix of red and dark cherry, warm earth and floral top note. Here too there is excellent volume to the delicious medium weight flavors that possess both fine verve and minerality, both of which carry over to the balanced and beautifully persistent finale. This isn't as powerful as the Corton but it's notably finer. A qualitative choice.