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2012 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits.-Saint Georges 1er Cru "Clos des Porrets"

SKU #1435556 94 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The Clos des Porrets chez Gouges is one of the great bottlings in the village and the 2012 version is absolutely stunning! The great nose soars from the glass in a sappy mélange of black cherries, pomegranate, cocoa, a superbly complex base of soil tones, fresh herbs, just a hint of oak and a lovely topnote of violets. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very sappy at the core, with the copious fruit tones absolutely enveloped by minerality. The finish is perfectly focused and balanced, with fine-grained tannins, bright acids and outstanding length and grip on the very energetic finish. This is a stunning wine in the making. (Drink between 2022-2075) Inner quote mark (12/2013)

92-94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2012 Nuits St. Georges Clos des Porrets Saint-Georges is beautifully round and supple. Here the fruit is distinctly red-toned, with hints of iron, earthiness, smoke and tobacco that add complexity. The 2012 will be highly appealing young because of its pure density, but it also appears to have the stuffing to age well for a number of years. This is a great showing from Gouges. (AG) Inner quote mark (1/2014)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Cherry and strawberry flavors override the slight reduction, led by the vibrant structure to a long, mouthwatering conclusion. Balanced, pure and focused, if compact, with a tight finish. This improves with air, so decant now or be patient. Best from 2018 through 2032. Inner quote mark (6/2015)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Reduction presently dominates the nose. There is excellent size, weight and muscle to the overtly rustic, intense and attractively textured big-bodied flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration along with plenty of structure buffering dry extract. As is usually the case with this presently linear wine, ample patience will be required. Inner quote mark (1/2014)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets Saint Georges has a nose that you might describe as more generous in style vis-à-vis its peers, but there is plenty of red and black fruit here, very fine delineation and the oak is judiciously integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannins matched with a fine thread of acidity. This still feels primal, but there is class and elegance here, with just a dab of spice on the aftertaste. This has much more to give. My score tasted blind reflects more that this wine is at an typical awkward stage rather than its full potential at maturity, ergo the positive sign. (NM) Inner quote mark (10/2015)

89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Good bright red. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of black raspberry and dark chocolate, plus a whiff of damp earth. Rich, sweet and large-scaled but a bit youthfully chunky and undifferentiated in the middle. Seems less refined than the Chenes Carteaux today, as well as more tannic. May be passing through an awkward stage.(ST) Inner quote mark (1/2014)

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