Peter Maude Fine Wines

2021, Domaine Henri Gouges, NUIT-SAINT-GEORGES, 1er Cru, 'Clos des Porrets'

$112 ex. GST
$128.80 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $143.29

3.57 ha monopole with 30+ year old vines.

Bottled yesterday! A vibrant fresh mid purple. Lots of energy too on the nose. Perhaps seems a little richer after yesterday’s bottling, which may have slightly muddied the waters - but this is clearly a good wine with plenty of dark red fruit and a good thread of acidity. The tannins are gentle. Drink from 2027-2033. Tasted: November 2022.  **** 92-94 Jasper Morris MW

The 2021 Nuits Saint-Georges Clos des Porrets-Saint-Georges 1er Cru has a very pure and focused bouquet with red cherries, crushed strawberry, subtle floral elements and a touch of sea spray. This is complex in the context of the growing season. The palate is medium-bodied with finely-chiselled tannins, a hint of dark chocolate combining neatly with the mulberry fruit on the finish. Nice tingle on the tongue after the wine has departed. Sublime. 92-94 Neal Martin.

Background hints of wood are present on the brooding and much more sauvage-inflected aromas of plum and dark currant. The supple and delicious medium weight flavours possess better volume as well as mid-palate density, all wrapped in a youthfully austere and moderately rustic finish that is shaped by firm tannins. This decidedly powerful effort is excellent and much more Nuits in style. Outstanding. 91-93 Burghound.

This wine is a Nuits-St-Georges premier cru as one imagines it to be, with all its slightly rustic austerity, perhaps even a hint of volatile acidity. The fruit is dark plum and blackberry with a pronounced earthy edge, a bit of leather and smoke, and a savoury edge. The texture features fresh acidity and plenty of tannic grip. The wine is made from the 3.6-hectare monopole south of the village in the lieu-dit Les Poirets, which is divided into two climats; the Clos des Porrets St-Georges is a monopole of the domaine planted with very old vines. 91 Clive Curtis MW, Decanter Magazine.


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