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Domaine Henri Gouges

Burgundy 2020 En Primeur Domaine Henri Gouges

About the Producer

Region: Nuits-Saint-Georges

Based in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Henri Gouges started bottling at the property in the 1920s and, as such, was one of Burgundy’s pioneers. Henri’s grandsons, Pierre and Christian, were responsible for carving out the domaine’s reputation for sturdy, long lived Burgundies. Christian’s nephew, Gregory, has been making the wines since 2007 staying true to the family’s motto that ‘great wines are made on the vines’ though he has made a few subtle changes. Stems in fermentations are avoided and new oak is kept to a minimum. The 2020 vintage was ‘very particular’ according to the domaine, resulting in a small yield of very concentrated berries with thick skins. The wines show lots of depth and freshness with attractive perfumed notes.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges
£222 per 6 bottle case in bond

A well-balanced wine with an aromatic bouquet of fresh plums and damsons with some lifted rose petal notes. Juicy forest fruits on the palate are offset by smooth tannins and a hint of spice. Just the right balance of intensity and freshness. Could be approached soon but will cellar nicely. Drink from 2022.

2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets Saint Georges
£282 per 6 bottle case in bond

A monopole vineyard located under Les Perrières, this is an intensely aromatic and deeply flavoured wine. Rich cassis and plummy fruits on the palate, along with a scented violet note, are balanced by firm, textured tannins with a seasoning of spice on the finish. Will benefit from a few years in the bottle. Drink from 2026.

2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers
£360 per 6 bottle case in bond

Displaying lovely intensity and elegance, Les Pruliers comes from parcels of old vines in the middle of the slope. An expansive bouquet of dark berry fruits with notes of leathery spice and dried herbs, leads to a palate of succulent dark fruits with well-integrated mineral tannins. One of our favourites in the line-up. Drink from 2026.

2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
£256 per 3 bottle case in bond

An impressively structured wine, this parcel is just above the renowned Les Saint Georges Cru in the southern part of the appellation. Somewhat reserved on the nose at present, the palate shows dark plum and damson fruits with some violet scents framed by firm tannins. An elegant mineral note on the finish adds freshness. Another wine to cellar for at least five years. Drink from 2027.

2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges
£600 per 3 bottle case in bond

Les Saint Georges is celebrated for the complexity of its wines due in part to the make-up of its stony and well drained soils. Deeply coloured, the 2020 is richly textured with dark, juicy fruit and a hint of sous-bois and spice. Powerful fruit is contained by fine tannins and there is lovely energy on the salty, mineral finish. Drink from 2027.

Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form

Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.

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