2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St.-Georges Clos des Porrets St.-Georges 1er Cru

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 93+
Vinous Media: 91+
Jeb Dunnuck: 92+--Burghound: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$89.95

2018 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #79

"This 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. 400 cases imported. -BS " (WS)

"The 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." (WA)

"Good 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." (VM)

"The 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." (JD)

"A notably ripe nose of cassis, black cherry, humus and earth possesses fine complexity. 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, energetic and beautifully persistent finish. This is a classic Nuits that is built-to-age and will need it." (BH)

Winery Notes:
This Premier Cru - exclusive to the Gouges domain with its 3.5 hectare vineyard - perfectly expresses the full character of Nuitonne Côte wines and their alignment of vines hanging onto the sloping hills : very subtle wines, developing beautiful aromatic qualities.