"Beautifully long and complex" -
2017 Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges Magnums

Posted by Ian McFadden

Les Saint Georges is the prize of Gouges’ stable.

If Nuits-St-Georges had a Grand Cru, it would be Les Saint Georges. It's the most complete, complex and aristocratic of the Nuits 1er Crus. Almost without fail, Gouges' Les Saint Georges is the best of the lineup.

Finding Gouges' Les Saint Georges is difficult. It's the wine in the lineup that people jump on the quickest. Landing magnums in quantity is even harder. I should point out that these are the only magnums of the 2017 Les Saint Georges available in the country.

Les Saint Georges comes from a combination of stony, limestone and clay soils and is renowned for its impressive structure, muscle and longevity. In Gouges' hands, it’s simultaneously savage and elegant, brimming with vivid dark fruits, earthiness and a deep minerality.

Gouges' 2017s are deeply impressive. Nuits seems to have met with a lot of success in the vintage and Gouges really drives this point home. The 1er Cru Les Saint Georges is brimming with the wild, earthy characteristics that are Les Saint Georges' tell-tale characteristics. The 2017 also has a supreme finesse and liveliness. The combination is gorgeous.

Gouges is one of the legendary producers of Nuits-St-Georges. If you've tasted Gouges from the ‘70s and ‘80s, you know the incredible heights the wines can reach. We're really excited to watch the 2017 Les Saint Georges age in magnums.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits