A Legend In Top Form:
2017 Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Saint Georges'

Posted by Ian McFadden

Les Saint Georges is the prize of Gouges’ stable.

If Nuits-Saint-Georges had a Grand Cru, it would be Les Saint Georges. It's the most complete, complex, and aristocratic of the Nuits 1er Crus.

photo of bottle of Gouges Nuits St. Georged 1er Cru Les St-Georges

Les Saint Georges- a combination of stony limestone and clay soils, is renowned for its impressive structure, muscle, and longevity. In Gouges' hands, this site is totally captivating, simultaneously noble and wild. 

Finding Gouges' Les Saint Georges is difficult. It's the wine in the stable that people jump on the quickest. I feel really fortunate to be able to offer a back-vintage Les Saint Georges. 

I've always felt that Nuits was one of the most successful places of the 2017 vintage. Gouges' 2017s show him in top form, especially the Les Saint Georges. 

While the 2017 Les Saint Georges is endowed with the powerful, savage character that we’ve come to expect from the site, there’s a beautifully radiant expression of dark fruits and earth-saturated minerality. The palate is wildly textural and ends with an explosive, lengthy finish. Overall, it shows incredible finesse, clarity, and architecture. 

Gouges is one of the legendary producers of Nuits-Saint-Georges. If you've tasted Gouges from the ‘70s and ‘80s, you know the incredible heights the wines can reach.

Almost without fail, Gouges' Les Saint Georges is the best of the line-up. The 2017 offers a snapshot of the wine firing on all cylinders. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits


2017 Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Saints-Georges

750 ml