We have been lucky to get our hands on some half bottles of the 2017 vintage. It is a fun format for these wines and cuts the cost of trying a bottle. Gouges is among the top producers in Nuits. St. Georges and the Clos de Porret St. George is a Monopole of the Gouges Domaine. Located just below the premier cru Les Perrieres this site was once an ancient pink limestone quarry. This vineyard's wines show incredible finesse and complexity, with the 2017 vintage having more classic and refined character than the 2018s. It is not often we find small bottles of premier cru Burgundy, and these are some of the only half bottles of this wine available in the world, don't miss it!
John Gilman 94 points! "These last three premier crus in the Gouges cellars were still in barrel and showing marvelously. The 2017 Clos des Porrets is going to be a classic example of this fine terroir, with the bouquet offering up scents of roasted red and black cherries, a touch of new leather, woodsmoke, a very complex base of soil, grilled venison. Bitter chocolate, a hint of chicory and a deft framing of vanillin oak. This is by far the most structured and masculine premier cru in the cellar, up to this point. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite pure on the attack, with a very solid core of fruit, a proper sense of youthful reserve, ripe tannins and a very long, very well-balanced and soil-driven finish. This is excellent and will need fully a decade (or perhaps a bit longer) to blossom and start to stir. It is a dynamite Nuits in the making!"
Decanter (Tim Atkin) 94 points! "This hails from a mid-slope premier cru on the south side of Nuits and mixes clay and limestone soils within the Gouges' 3.7ha monopole. It’s an intense, aromatic and comparatively early-drinking style with some chalky freshness, medium-weight tannins and a hint of volatility."