2018 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les Vaucrains Premier Cru
The cough drop and spice-inflected black fruit aromas flirt with volatile acidity. The rich, bold, powerful and full-bodied flavors possess excellent mid-palate concentration before culminating in a very firm, rustic and serious finish where a touch of warm emerges. This robust effort is vaguely syrah-like and while it is perfectly good in its fashion, I can't say that it appeals to me.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru a floral bouquet of violet-infused black and red fruit, touches of potpourri emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and quite edgy, with crisp, almost chalky tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Flecks of dark chocolate toward the finish just denude it of the same precision as the Les Pruliers at the moment.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Picked in the morning and then in the afternoon the pickers checked bunch by bunch to remove any damaged grapes. Dense purple, veering to black with a hyper-concentrated nose, but it is still balanced. A huge sweet dark fruit mouthful with just a trace of the characteristic hillside austerity, but rather overwhelmed by the richness of the fruit. I think it will become more Vaucrains with age. Lovely peppery finish.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy