2011 Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges
You get blown away by the Vaucrains and then you taste the Les-St-Georges. It`s not so much better as different as it combines excellent concentration with a slightly more Arian quality at this stage of its evolution. Another very fine example. Drink from 2019.
`Seductive aromatics of spices, herbs, red fruits, wood, minerals and earth. Silky tannins with flavours that envelop the palate. The most complex in the range of Gouges` wines in 2011` 93/100 - Decanter March 2013 `As is usually the case this is the most elegant wine in the range with its lightly oaked nose of spice, violet, plus, earth and humus. There is excellent richness and concentration to the distinctly earthy large-scaled but not huge flavors that possess dense but relatively fine supporting tannins on the wonderfully persistent finish. While the Vaucrains is an excellent wine it appears that there is just a bit more present here. This is well worth your consideration, at least if you`re prepared to cellar it for a minimum of 10 years` 91-94/100 - Burgound
A big, big brooding nose of great complexity. Great colour and almost perfect balance. The palate is perhaps a little misleading as the depth and power of the fruit make this a delicious wine now but don’t be fooled as this will last a lifetime. Drink from 2017.
Yields here are always very low as Vaucrains produces bunches will very small berries. This is great for quality mind as the juice is incredibly concentrated, with both fruit and structure. As a result this is perhaps the most backward of the range but its obvious quality is evident thanks to the sheer volume and length of flavour. This will be a runner. Drink from 2019.