2003 Domaine Henri Gouges Les Vaucrains Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru France
$109.99 USD $123.99 USD
The plummy black cherry and licorice-scented 2003 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Vaucrains is chewy textured, medium to full-bodied, and lush. Armed with superb density of fruit, it reveals a thick mass of blackness. This powerful effort is sweet, loaded with flawlessly ripened tannin, and exceptionally long in the finish.
94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Full ruby; almost cabernet-like color. Vibrant aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, dark chocolate and spices. Dense, thick and powerful, but with extraordinary sap and definition to the black fruit flavors. Firm acids give this wine uncanny clarity and verve-not to mention inner-mouth aromatic character-for 2003. A major mouthful of wine but not at all surmuri or over the top. Tannins are substantial and sweet.
93 Points Stephen Tanzer