Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Porrets St. Georges 2015
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Henri Gouges|
This red combines flavors of cherry, currant, spice and mineral with a core of sweet fruit, a silky texture and firm, chalky tannins. Finishes on the chewy side, with mouthcoating but not astringent tannins. Best from 2023 through 2040.
The 2015 Nuits St Georges Clos Des Porrets Rouge 1Er Cru is a promising 2015. The estate has been slowing changing their style over the past 7-8 years with the goal of making the wines more approachable in their youth, which in my view is a good thing. This 2015 has terrific notes of black cherry, toasted spice, crushed rocks, and hints of charcoal emerging from the glass and it's medium to full-bodied, rich, structured, yet balanced on the palate. There's lots of minerality here and while it has the terrific fruit of the 2015 vintage, it still needs short-term cellaring to show at its best.
Good dark red. Aromas of blackberry and licorice show a spicier quality than the 2016 version. Large-scaled, voluminous and fine-grained, offering classically dry flavors of dark berries and chocolate. A serious, deep Nuits-Saint-Georges with little easy sweetness--and not at all showy in the early going. The supple but substantial tannins will need time. This wine has a fairly high pH of 3.6 but displays a juicy aspect that augurs well for its future life in bottle.