Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Porrets St. Georges 2015
#79 TOP 100 WINE OF THE YEAR 2018 WINE SPECTATOR
Established in Nuits Saint Georges at the beginning of the 1900's, today it is Henri Gouge's two grandsons, Pierre and Christian, who manage the estate. Located in the heart of the Cote d'Or in the village of Nuits Saint Georges, they have grown to thirty-six acres of vineyards and a modern gravity flow winemaking facility where they produce Bourgogne, Village and Premier Cru wines.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Henri Gouges|
Wine SpectatorThis red combines flavors of cherry, currant, spice and mineral with a core of sweet fruit, a silky texture and firm, chalky tannins. Finishes on the chewy side, with mouthcoating but not astringent tannins. Best from 2023 through 2040.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets Saint Georges is-like the Vaucrains-already beginning to shut down, gradually unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis, currant leaf, rich spice and raw cocoa. On the palate, the wine's fine-grained tannins take center stage for the moment, but its depth, concentration and energy are all very promising: the only missing ingredient is time.
BurghoundFirm reduction makes this hard to assess though the underlying fruit does seem ripe. There is outstanding volume and mid-palate concentration to the powerful and mouth coating middle weight flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the sappy, dusty, complex and beautifully persistent finish. This is a classic Nuits that is built-to-age and will need it. Rated 91-93
Jeb DunnuckThe 2015 Nuits St Georges Clos Des Porrets Rouge 1Er Cru is a promising 2015. The estate has been slowing changing their style over the past 7-8 years with the goal of making the wines more approachable in their youth, which in my view is a good thing. This 2015 has terrific notes of black cherry, toasted spice, crushed rocks, and hints of charcoal emerging from the glass and it's medium to full-bodied, rich, structured, yet balanced on the palate. There's lots of minerality here and while it has the terrific fruit of the 2015 vintage, it still needs short-term cellaring to show at its best.
VinousGood dark red. Aromas of blackberry and licorice show a spicier quality than the 2016 version. Large-scaled, voluminous and fine-grained, offering classically dry flavors of dark berries and chocolate. A serious, deep Nuits-Saint-Georges with little easy sweetness--and not at all showy in the early going. The supple but substantial tannins will need time. This wine has a fairly high pH of 3.6 but displays a juicy aspect that augurs well for its future life in bottle.