2003 Henri Gouges - Nuits St Georges Clos des Porrets-St Georges 1er Cru 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Nuits St Georges | Premier Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

IWC 90(+?)?   JR 17.5  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)?

($82) Full ruby color. Pure, brooding aromas of blackberry and blueberry. Thick, powerful and impressively concentrated, with very fresh black fruit and spice cake flavors. Finishes with major, building tannins and strong lingering black fruits. Here, too, there's no shortage of acidity or verve.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 125

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

CS.  Dark crimson. Very, very lively and tense and dense. Dry tannins on the finish. Lots of extract here.

Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Average rating: 89, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

96 bottles owned by 37 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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