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1997 Henri Gouges - Nuits St Georges Les Chenes Carteaux 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES
  • 90 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 75079-1997-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A beautiful, supervelvety Pinot Noir. Full-bodied, with a mind-boggling texture. Has subtle ripeness underneath, as the spice, wet earth, lead pencil, mineral and smoke complexity come together on the exquisite finish. Drink now through 2015.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Good full red. Redcurrant and tobacco on the nose. Fruity and agreeable, with enticing sweetness and a bit more clarity of flavor than the Chaignots. Quite creamy in the mouth. Hint of leather. Tannins are substantial but sweet and fat.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 1999
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  • Founded by Henri Gouges, this domaine was subsequently developed by his two sons, Michel and Marcel. For the last few years, Pierre and Christian, the grandsons, have carried on the traditions of the estate. Pierre has a passionate interest in the care of the vines and Christian oversees winemaking. Uncompromising about quality and respectful of the typicity of the different vintages, he bottles after 18 months aging in oak-barrels, using a maximum of 20% new oak in the final blending.

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 29 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors