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Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les Vaucrains 2014

We have more Red Burgundy without notes that any other varietal or region. That is probably because we buy more wines from this region than any other and barrel tasting notes are very early impressions so not very useful in this context. The wines vary within the region but are nearly all made from the same varietal, Pinot Noir, so I can give you a reliable idea of what to expect. The colour can range from robish to quite light but don’t be fooled. The nose is tease; its ethereal, dried roses, spring deciduous leaf, tea leaves and often a sweet earthiness. In the mouth it is often very supple and silken. The flavours are from a motley palette including cherries of most any hue, sometimes truffle, gaminess and a wonderful comforting earthiness.

Expert Review

91-93 Wine Advocate 2/29/12 (red wine)
The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains shows considerable tension and wiriness. Red cherries, iron, crushed flowers and licorice are some of the nuances that emerge from the glass in this energetic Vaucrains. This is a bit compact and tight next to some of the other wines in the lineup, but at the same time quite open relative to the house style and the year. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Food Pairings

Roasted birds are a preternatural match but Pinot Noir goes with any number of dishes ranging from those incorporating wild game and foraged mushrooms to veal stews or grilled fleshy fish. For a classic cheese pairing hunt down some Epoisse...

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