Wine Spectator 87 points - Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. There is a charred note on the nose of the Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru ‘11 that rather distracts from the broody black and red berry fruit, perhaps indicative of some barrels being excessively toasted. The palate is medium-bodied and supple on the entry, the fruit profile veering to the red side of the spectrum: cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry all interlaced with soy. There is a pleasant edginess on the finish. I would afford this grand cru another two or three years in bottle as there is potentially a good Corton here, providing that the charred tincture ebbs away.
Burghound 87 points - Concentrated, this is laced with black cherry, violet and spice aromas and flavors. Shows a firm structure and remains well-balanced, lingering on the aftertaste, with spice and mineral elements. Best from 2017 through 2030.—B.S.
DOMAINE TOLLOT-BEAUT 2011 TOLLOT-BEAUT CHOREY LES BEAUNE
"A smooth, black cherry- and smoke-flavored red, with vanilla and clove notes. Still a bit firm on the finish, but harmonious and generous nonetheless. Drink now through 2018." Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator 87 points