Nuits St Georges, Les Pruliers, 1er Cru
Domaine Henri Gouges

Nuits St Georges, Les Pruliers, 1er Cru, 2019


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2019
3x1.5L
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£463.22


Domaine Henri Gouges, Nuits St Georges, Les Pruliers, 1er Cru, 2019

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
14 %

Notes

A different profile from the Porrets St Georges, the Pruliers is a gripping, racy, elongated Nuits - offering perfumed, crisp and crunchy red fruit flavours with a hint of sweet plum and damson. The tannins are evident and fortifying, but it is the freshness of fruit and energy that defines this wine and prolongs the finish, which echoes with floral cherry and vanilla pod notes. A brilliant Pruliers. A parcel of 50-year-old vines close to Clos des Porrets that, like its neighbour, also produces classic mineral Nuits but with a touch more roundness to it. The soils are similar although in Pruliers the stone elements are a little more broken down.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
12/2020

Notes
The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru was a little more reduced than Gouges’s other cuvées, opening gradually to reveal blackberry, wild hedgerow and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, lithe and silky in the mouth, and fleshy with a judicious touch of white pepper toward the finish. The shortfall in grip and substance is sufficiently compensated with elegance.

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country:
France

region:
Burgundy

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Domaine Henri Gouges

Domaine Henri Gouges

Henri Gouges started Domaine-bottling in the 1920s and as such are one of Burgundy's pioneering estates. Henri's grandsons Pierre and Christian have been looking after production for the last two decades and have been responible for carving out the Domaine's great reputation for uniquely muscular, long-lived Burgundies. As from the 2007 vintage Gregory, Christian's nephew, who has been working at the Domaine since 2003, is making the wines and has made an immediate impact. His aim is for less extraction in the wines through a collection of numerous small details in the winemaking process, including more use of gravity in the cellars and less pumping of the wines. His changes are not totally wholesale, though, and he still clearly sticks to the Domaine's reserved, traditional approach to making wine. Stems are not included in fermentation but use of new oak is fairly limited. The resultant wines are pure, high-toned, certainly not flashy, and powerful but not unwieldy, they give immense pleasure. An exciting new dawn for a benchmark Burgundian Domaine.

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