Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune Grèves ‘Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus’ 2016

110.00

Pinot Noir

A signature Bouchard wine since 1791, this gem comes from a monopole vineyard of the house. This wine is considered the house flagship and is located in the finest terroir of the Beaune Grèves appellation. The name “Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus” (Vine of Baby Jesus) refers to an old story. It is said that a Carmelite predicted the birth of Louis XIV, although his mother Anne of Austria, was sterile. On the birth of the future King, this exceptional vineyard was offered to the Carmelites as an expression of gratitude, and took on the name “Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus”. In 1791, after the French Revolution, when the Church properties were sold, Bouchard Père & Fils won the bid for this vineyard of almost 4 ha, situated in the heart of Beaune Grèves’ appellation, and still holds the exclusivity today.

One of Bouchard’s most famous wines, this is beautifully textured, a series of bright fruits, strawberries and sweet acidity.

 

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France

About This Wine...

“Very sweet fruit with a note of toffee. Expressive already. Remarkably soft and gentle on the palate with melted but present tannins. Scented from start to long, subtle finish. Drink 2012 – 2022.”

17.5/20 Jancis Robinson 2009

 

“Burley tobacco, beef bouillon, smoky, Lapsang-like black tea, and sweetly ripe red fruits scent the Bouchard 2007 Beaune Greves L’Enfant Jesus. Alkaline, medicinal-herbal, and gamey notes all emerge on airing, and join the aforementioned elements on a palate of polished texture and sappy, bittersweet concentration. This clings for formidable intensity and persistence, and I would plan to follow it for at least the better part of a decade.”

91/100 Robert Parker 2010

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