This was the very first estate owned Côte de Beaune wine, and it has been a pet favorite since its very first vintage in 2012. It isn’t the last word in complexity, but in substance and value, this is a stalwart in the range. It too has the pale red fruited charms of the vintage with accompnying spice, then has the broad shouldered structure of the lower Beaune hillside. Pretty darn solid…..
“The 2019 Beaune Tuvilains 1er Cru is matured with 30% new oak and 50% whole bunch. It has a Pommard-like bouquet – no surprise given its location – of earthy black fruit tinged with clove and bay leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, pretty dark berry fruit and just a light ash-like tincture toward the understated “infusion”-style finish.” 90-92 Neil Martin for the 2019, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE.