Wine Spectator 90 points - Christian Gouges opines that this monopole site offers an especially favorable cross-section of the slope, its clay-rich lower portions promoting good acid retention and structure while The Gouges share of 2006 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Pruliers ? like their Clos des Porrets St.-Georges ? runs from the clay-rich bottom of this cru up to its stony top (where, notes Christian Gouges, working the vines is downright dangerous) ? which may help account for its complexity. Ripe, rich cherry, plum and lingonberry retain lovely clarity to a wealth of somehow ore-like as well as chalky mineral nuances. Like the Porrets, this has abundant but fine tannins and comes off both dense and texturally silken. It finishes in a slightly cooler, more austere and overtly mineral vein, but with invigorating tartness and sheer refreshment that keep it enticing. I would however be only very slightly less-inclined to enjoy this young than I would other wines of this collection, while expecting it to perform well for the better part of a decade.
A burly style, with smoke and earth notes, black cherry and plum flavors. The tannins are stiff and leave an astringent impression on the finish, but there's substance underneath.