Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Domaine Henri Gouges, NUIT-SAINT-GEORGES, 1er Cru, 'Les Pruliers'
$161 inc. GST
Being bottled today. A slightly darker colour here. There’s a good weight of a darker red berry fruit with a slight mentholated touch. The structure is more like a classical central Nuits-St-Georges, with both firmer tannins and a sound thread of acidity. The fruit continues very nicely behind. Drink from 2027-2034. *** 91-94 Jasper Morris MW.
The 2021 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru comes across a little muted on the nose compared to its peers, maybe just a little subdued, though it will open with bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins, citrus-fresh with a little more weight towards the finish. This conveys perhaps the most energy from Gouge's white 2021 with fine persistency on the aftertaste. Classy. 93 Neal Martin.
A cool, pure and distinctly earthy nose combines plum and dark berry aromas with plenty of sauvage and a hint of game. I very much like the texture of the highly energetic, sappy and rich medium weight flavours that immediately firms up on the rustic, robust and markedly powerful finish. This is very Pruliers in style and a wine that's going to need extended patience. Outstanding. 91-93 Burghound.
With its lovely bright black cherry fruit aromas and hints of rose petals and spice, this is an attractive, approachable wine that shows plenty of finesse from the first nose. The texture is tannic but not astringent; fresh, but not bracingly so. There is a rewarding elegance here that indicates the wine should age gracefully. The grapes come from a holding of 1.3 hectares at the southern edge of the village on soils similar to the Clos des Porrets St-Georges. 92 Clive Curtis MW, Decanter Magazine.