Clean and pure fruited without the animal funk that often comes into play in wines of Cornas, 2009 Premices is easy-to-like and even approachable to new world wine drinkers. Purity and style here remind me of some 2009 Cru Beaujolais; fruit is rich yet light in body, and oak is unnoticeable although it isn't completely absent. Strawberries, blueberries, fresh herbs, jello, and subtle chocolate flavors are backed by bright acidity. It is enjoyable with and without food.
This is a pleasant right-bank with dark fruit driven flavor profile: plums and blackberries. With aeration, mocha note emerges and takes the center stage. There is some spiciness that adds to the wine’s savoriness, and the finish is decent. Given the age, this is surprisingly fresh.
Classic in every way with rhubarb, cranberries, strawberries, pepper, string beans, and soil, this is another home run from Domaine Henri Gouges. Light on its feet with lots of little flavors, it exhibits a great complexity from the nose to the palate. There is a bit of hay note on the finish that grips onto the palate. This wine never loses its focus while being wildly complex. This would be a great food wine. I wish I bought a case.