Domaine Henri Gouges – 7/12/2012

2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges
Kind of soapy on the nose, pretty full and ripe, stalky and oaky, deep and earthy. Bright round ripe and dark, opulent but focused, nothing really standing out though. Robust maceration giving it darker and rounder tannins, soft and smooth but not silky or fresh.

2011 Clos des Porets Premier Cru
Deep and dark again, oak tending to dominate the other characteristics, dulling the wine somewhat. Fairly crunchy texture from the barrel, on the warmish side, Full and warm maceration, textured but not heavy or too aggressive.

2011 Le Saint Georges Premier Cru
Expressive powerful dark and intense, more earthy, struggling to pick the difference between the appelations. Fuller deeper and more intense, increase in texture and warmth, black fruits and black olives. A product of vintage, appelation or winemaking, or a combination of the three?

Les Pruliers 2010 Premier Cru
Rustic extractive reductive.

Le Saint George 2010 Premier Cru
Deep dark soft and lot’s of ripe black fruits and black olives. Some nice spice, liquorice and a little mint for good measure. Nice and firm but focused and balanced, quite intense and very young, but integrated. Extractive and warm on the front but built to last and designed to be kept. Give it time.

Bourgogne Pinot Blanc 2011
Quite tight and fresh, very mineralic in fact. Intense bright and fruity. Very clean and light, nice mineral structure, purity of fruit, soft round and approachable, might actually be interesting in a few years.

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