- Domaine Henri Gouges
- 2010 - 2017
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Burghound, January 2004,
Spice, earth, prominent iron notes and an interesting herbal character precede rich, full and very powerful, intense and understated flavors that are somewhat raw today. The finishing complexity is impressive but this is clearly in need of more time in barrel to round out.Drink: 2010-2017
Domaine Henri Gouges
The family Gouges are renowned for their terrroir-driven style with very little new oak influence. The wines are the epitome of Nuits-St-Georges and benefit from some bottle ageing.
The second largest town after Beaune, Nuits St. Georges is known for ample wines that have textured tannins and rich fruit. Unlike other famous Côte de Nuits villages, it has no Grand Crus but does have a handful of exceptional premier cru vineyards such as Clos de l'Arlot, Les Pruliers and AuxMurgers. Its wines can be occasionally rustic, and this sets them apart from many of the more northern appellations as well as from the neighbouring Côte de Beaune whose wines (apart from Pommard) tend to be less structured and more fruit forward. This is no doubt due to a slightly increased presence of clay especially on the Primeaux-Prissey area of the appellation. Notable producers include Domaine de l'Arlot, Jean Grivot and Meo-Camuzet.