Robert Parker 90
“Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Henri Gouges’ 2014 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru les Pruliers has quite a forward bouquet with bold red cherries, raspberry and light chocolaty scents that clearly need more time in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit and quite juicy tannin that lend this an appealing fatness in the mouth, although it does not deliver the articulacy of some of the other Nuits-Saint-Georges that I have encountered from this vintage. This showed better out of barrel, but I suspect it will achieve a higher grade with 3-4 more years of bottle age. Tasted September 2017.”
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035
The 2014 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru has an expressive bouquet with cranberry, raspberry and briary scents. Hints of damp earth and sous-bois develop with aeration. There is something very cohesive and focused about the aromatics here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, wonderful backbone and linearity, a sense of precision towards the finish that was not evident in previous vintages. There is superb length here, one of the best Les Pruliers from Gouges…thus far! Tasted at the Gouges retrospective at La Cabotte.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045