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

Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru, 2010


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2010
6x75cl
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£1,339.22


Domaine Henri Gouges, Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru, 2010

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

As intense and wholesome as you would expect of Vaucrains, with wonderful sweetness of fruit to match; long suave and stirring flavours of cherry, bramble, bilberry and raspberry with a distinct earth, undergrowth and mineral dimension, culminating in a fine finish that echoes with flowers and kirsch. One of the great vineyards of Nuits, Gouges note that their parcels in Vaucrains always produce very small berries, making for a very powerful, intense wine.

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
10/2018

Notes
The 2010 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru is a wine tasted on three occasions. I much prefer this to the 2007. The bouquet is expressive and vivacious with rose petals and vibrant red fruit, much more detailed than the 2007. The palate is pretty, feminine and bright with fine tannins although like before, it just takes its foot off the accelerator towards the finish. Give it another couple of years in the cellar. Tasted from a bottle from my personal cellar.

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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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