Domaine Tollot-Beaut Aloxe Corton Les Vercots 2016
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
Penetrating aromas of black cherry, blackberry, graphite and black pepper dissolve into the supple texture of this alluring red. There is ample structure but fine balance overall, with a spice-infused aftertaste that echoes the pepper note. Temptingly approachable now, but wait if you can. Best from 2021 through 2035. 190 cases made.
The 2016 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Vercots is a small production not because of frost, but since half the vineyard was replanted a decade ago (it will be reintroduced into the blend starting in 2017). It has a generous bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and light seaweed scents that develops in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with plump red berry fruit laced with white pepper and sea salt, very well focused with appreciable tension on the finish. Excellent-as good as the 2015 last year.