Back-Vintage Burgundy: Classicism and Value
2006 Gouges NSG 1er Cru Vaucrains &
2006 d'Angerville 1er Cru Fremiets

Posted by Ian McFadden

Well past a decade into their maturity, the 2006 red Burgundies stand out for their earthy, structured classicism. And their value.

Today, I'm very happy to offer two wines that really drive home how much the vintage has to offer: Gouges Vaucrains and d'Angerville's Fremiets.

Starting with Gouges, Vaucrains is one of the great vineyards of Nuits St. Georges, producing a muscular wine that is chock full of dark fruits and earth. Gouges' signature has always been a certain sturdiness married to an ultra-clear expression of their sites. The 2006 Vaucrains boasts a density, a palate-saturating minerality and an explosive finish. It's a wine that leaves a clear impression.

We've always admired Gouges '06 Vaucrains for how it delivered that Vaucrains masculine intensity while being incredibly light on its feet. And this is exactly what Burghound homes in on: "The usual power, size and weight are here but it's a bit more elegant than usual. In a word, impressive." Impressive, indeed.

The 1er Cru Frémiets comes from a higher altitude. And you can feel it - Frémiets possesses a beautiful delicacy, an assertive, firm minerality, gorgeous aromatics and a pinpoint precision.

In 2006, Frémiets is an absolutely beautiful and textbook expression of the site. There are radiantly clear and soaring notes of bright red fruits, minerals, flowers and spice. The wine's incredible energy is nicely complemented by a silky texture. Everything adds up to a seriously elegant wine.

Red Burgundy with age is one of the hardest things for us to find and it always disappears quickly. I expect the modest quantities of these two wines to move quickly.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits