1999 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Saint Georges"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full, bright, saturated medium ruby. Knockout nose of black fruits, minerals, espresso, roasted meat, licorice, violet pastille and menthol. Huge but utterly lively and suave. A sappy, perfumed wine of great intensity and inner-mouth lift. Very complex and perfectly balanced. Vibrant finish features smooth, toothcoating tannins and superb persistence. Les Saint-Georges of grand cru quality. (ST)
*Cellar Selection* Seductive, with sweet fruit, supple tannins, smoke, tar, iron character, with cocoa powder aromas on the finish. Real terroir-structured Pinot that is packed to the brim with character. Long finish. (PM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Outstanding* Elegance personified with intensely spicy red and black fruit, anise and a hint of oak with mouth coating pungent fruit and earth flavors. The mouth feel here is extraordinary with fine tannins and superb length. This has enormous potential and is one of the finest Les St.-Georges I have ever tasted from Domaine Gouges.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Nuits-St.-Georges Les St.-Georges has blackberry, currant, and rosemary aromas. Rich, ample, and firm, it is a cherry, blackberry, and raspberry-flavored wine. This medium-bodied offering has loads of fruit that envelop its firmly tannic structure. (PR)
Very deep crimson and postively agricultural nose! Supple texture. For the moment distinctly stodgy and old-fashioned but undeniably serious. Needs time - lots of it. So thick you feel you could slice it with a knife. 17.5/20 points (JR)