2007 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Pruliers"

SKU #1213346 91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Sweet Spot, Outstandin* This is the first wine to display any oak influence at all and even here it is almost invisible, setting off fresh but very restrained, even brooding dark berry fruit aromas that are in keeping with the equally serious, intense, concentrated, full-bodied flavors that possess ample dry extract that confers a velvety mouth feel on what is actually a quite firmly structured, complex and admirably long finish. I quite like this and it's at another level.  (1/2009)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Effusive, with cherry, raspberry, licorice, spice and mineral flavors, all wrapped in an elegant profile. Firm tannins enter on the finish, needing time to integrate. Already beginning to develop some secondary notes.  (9/2010)

89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good full red. Dark cherry, menthol and minerals on the nose. More muscular and darker on the palate, with good verve and stuffing to the dark berry and violet flavors. A bit youthfully austere on the back end, but this shows more force than the Clos des Porrets Saint-Georges.  (3/2009)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 2007 Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru Les Pruliers Focused on rose scents and dark, soy-like flavors of grilled porcini and hen of the woods mushrooms, this is gamey rather than fruity, a tight young wine with tension in its structure. Cellar it for five or six years and the hidden fruit should come to the fore.  (10/2010)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers has a very pure strawberry jam-scented bouquet accompanied by over-ripe oranges and wild mushroom. The palate is fresh and rounded on the entry. It seems to be maturing quite quickly with plenty of mushroom and forest floor scents taking over and dominating the -furry- mid-palate. (NM)  (12/2013)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Nuits Saint Georges

- A long, narrow appellation, and the southernmost commune of importance in the Côtes de Nuits. Nuits St. Georges tend to be sturdy, muscular wines, which are tannic in their youth. There are no Grands Cru in the town, but several Premier Cru vineyards. The wines from the north side of the village, towards Vosne-Romanée are distinctly different in character than those from the southern vineyards. The vineyards traditionally among the best are in the South, including Cailles, Vaucrains, St. Georges, and Argillières. These vineyards are on deep brown limestone. The northern vineyards, on the other side of the river Meuzin, have more in common with those of Vosne Romanée. The vineyards are composed of pebbles and limestone, and the wines have more of the finesse and elegance of Vosne, but with the structure of Nuits St. Georges.