2008 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Clos des Porrets"

SKU #1063999 92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 When I originally tasted this from bottle in early 2011 I was concerned that the sliglht finishing dryness might be an issue as the wine aged but it turns out that my fears were unfounded as this has rounded into shape very nicely. A still primary nose reflects the same reserved notes of crushed herbs, earth, dried flowers where a touch of the sauvage adds interest to the fresh and cool red pinot fruit aromas. There is good power to the concentrated and serious medium-bodied flavors that possess a textured mouth feel and find complexity on the well-balanced and lingering finish. This is still quite youthful and at this point I would advise leaving it in the cellar for at least another4 to 6 years and it wouldn't surprise me if it even could use a few more as this beauty is evolving very slowly.  (9/2014)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2008 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets Saint-Georges has turned into a delightful Burgundy. The bouquet has lightened up in recent years, offering raspberry preserve, crushed strawberry and candied orange peel. There is an openness here perhaps imparted by the fact that the entire crop was de-stemmed this vintage. The palate is medium-bodied, tensile from the start with perfect acidity. It is not the most complex or profound Clos des Porrets that I have encountered from Gouges - it is a wine that targets deliciousness over longevity or intellect. And it does it in accomplished fashion. Drink this now and over the next 15 years. Tasted November 2016. (NM)  (12/2016)

91 points Vinous

 The 2008 Nuits St. Georges Clos des Porrets St. Georges comes across as intensely inward and pointed in its dark fruit. The wine blossoms nicely on the mid-palate as the fruit begins to emerge. This shows terrific balance and energy, particularly on the long, polished finish. (AG)  (5/2011)

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