Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune Grèves ‘Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus’ 2008

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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...

“Delicate and fragrant with a light touch of oak spice. Already so silky and elegant. Really long. Drink 2013 – 2023.”

17.5/20 Jancis Robinson 2013

 

“A cool, almost perpetually breezy site in a vintage of cool, wind-driven concentration, results in a buoyant, refreshing, penetrating personality. Bouchard’s flagship 2008 Beaune Greves L’Enfant Jesus displays the aromatic complexity of a tobacconist’s along with a wide assortment of mouth wateringly ripe red berries and bittersweet hints of citrus oil. Sappy and bright yet richly-textured, and palate-staining in its persistent intensity of tobacco and red fruit, citrus oils, soy, and mineral salts, this superbly conveys the vibrancy of which 2008 is so notably capable, while displaying a plush sense of substantiality and ultra-fine tannins that are less common this year. I would plan to follow it for 15 or more years.”

93/100 Robert Parker 2010

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