Nuits St Georges
Domaine Henri Gouges

Nuits St Georges, 2019


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2019
75cl
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£48.20


Domaine Henri Gouges, Nuits St Georges, 2019

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
14 %

Notes

Dark but smooth and sensual Nuits. Dense rich, glossy flavours of bramble and damson cover the palate, and a hint of clove and liquorice provide a spicy complexity. These flavours are wrapped in a solid tannic framework initially hidden by their smoothness, whilst a perky acidity provides lift to the mid palate. Solid but suave and well balanced. This is normally from 8 plots across the Nuits commune with the south side of Nuits having the most influence on the blend.

Critics score


Score:
89

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
12/2020

Notes
The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Village was completely destemmed. I had trouble getting my head around the bouquet; it came across quite reduced (which is not uncommon with young Gouges wines), missing some delineation and a bit blocky. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and offers commendable vigor, moderate depth and candied red fruit laced with orange peel toward the finish. Hopefully the aromatics will knit together with bottle age.

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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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