Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Porrets St. Georges 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Porrets St. Georges 2015

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Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Porrets St. Georges 2015
$99.99

SKU 02342

750ml Bottle

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#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.


Henri's philosophy from the old maxim, "It is on the vines that great wines are made" has endured through each subsequent generation. Respecting the land, the environment, and the traditions of the region have been at the heart of their winemaking. Great care to nurture the soil and vines has lead to the highest quality fruit while controlling yields for optimum results. Pierre tends the vineyards with sustainable and organic practices and maintains low yields, while Christian vinifies the wines by blending traditional and modern practices. A gentle use of new oak (never exceeding 20%) keeps the wines balanced and expressive of their rich fruit character. 


Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Henri Gouges
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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.

Bruce Sanderson, March 22, 2018
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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.

William Kelley, April 27, 2018
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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

Allen Meadows, January 15, 2017
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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.

March 20, 2018
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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.

Stephen Tanzer, January 2018