Greats of Burgundy: Henri Gouges
There are some tastings for me that are so full of personal anticipation that I feel like I'm bursting at the seams, like a balloon with too much air in it. I can't stand it. I can't wait for it!!!! Five wines from a legendary producer, all side by side, all with their own personalities, and all over a hundred bucks a bottle!
Domaine Henri Gouges is hands down one of my favorite producers in the world of wine ... simply one of the best in Burgundy with no debate. They produce wines of a very traditional style that are defining wines for the region of Nuits-St.-Geroges and help people understand why it's such a special place.
Having a regular bottle of plain 'ol NSG from Henri Gouges is enough to make me shift schedules and drive hundreds of miles.
But to open five of the top wines they make, all Premier Cru selections, is something I never thought I'd ever experience.
I'm happy to announce this very special evening of very special wines. We'll start the night with an overview of Burgundy and the Cote d'Or in particular, along with Nuits-St.-Georges and what makes it so special. Then we'll go into hyper-detail, talking about the different soils, aspects, slopes, and more that make these wines so different from each other. We will taste all five wines side by side while learning.
The Les Pruliers and Les Vaucrains are personal favorite, having been planted in 1960 and farmed since the late 60's using only organic methods.
Wines we will be experiencing:
2012 Henri Gouges Clos des Porrets St.-Georges Premier Cru (Monopole) SRP $110
2012 Henri Gouges Les Purliers Premier Cru SRP $130
2014 Henri Gouges Les Vaucrains Premier Cru SRP $140
2014 Henri Gouges Les Saint Georges Premier Cru SRP $175
2013 Henri Gouges Les Saint Georges Premier Cru SRP $160
Learn more about Henri Gouges here and here.
Extremely limited seeating! $110
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