Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges Clos des Porrets 1er Cru 2014 - Pre-Arrival
Arriving December 2016
The Henri GOUGES domain was established in Nuits Saint Georges at the very beginning of this century. Founded by Henri Gouges, it was subsequently developed by his two sons, Michel and Marcel. Today it is Pierre, Christian and their successor, Grégor. For nearly eighty years, the soil has soaked up the sweat of these enthusiasts on the fifteen hectares that make up the family domain. Over three generations, the Henri Gouges domain has had the honour of appearing on many of the most respected tables in France and across the world.
The 2014 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets Saint Georges, a monopole of the domaine, has a crisp leafy bouquet with autumn leaves and touches of flint coming through with aeration. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, a certain brightness to the fruit here - resolutely "classic" in style, a "cool" NSG but with very fine delineation on the finish. Not a long-term proposition perhaps, but a well-crafted drop of wine that will repay time in the cellar. Rating: 90-92 Points; Date Tasted: Dec 2015; Drink: 2018-2035; Neil Martin - eRobertParker.com #222
Once again reduction dominates. By contrast there is a really lovely freshness and vibrancy to the intense and focused middle weight plus flavors that culminate in a powerful, rustic and beautifully persistent finish. This is a classic Nuits that is going to require close to a decade to be approachable and should reward 12 to 15 years of cellaring. Rating: 90-93 Points; Date Tasted: Jan 2015; Drink: 2026+; Issue: 61; Don't Miss!; Allen Meadows - Burghound
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