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2005 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Beaune Les Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / BEAUNE
  • 90 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 44319-2005-750-2A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($115) Good deep red. Captivating aromas of raspberry, mocha, spices and minerals complemented by sexy oak tones. At once suave and serious, with a lush, seamless texture and excellent lift and tang to its red fruit, mineral and spice flavors. Lovely tangy, complex Beaune wine with a weightless quality and a subtle emerging note of leather. The wine's firm, perfectly integrated tannins should ensure an extended life in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Aromatic, with spicy oak marking the flavors. Underneath lies cherry, currant and raspberry notes, with a nod to mineral. Taut and lean, with a slightly chewy texture. Fine length.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Cask sampleSlightly reduced nose. Cedary smoke. Fine grippy tannins with a dry chalky finish leaving the mouth fresh. Fruit in the middle still tight and waiting to blossom. Long. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
    Issue: 01/17/2007
  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    No review available
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Such is Bouchard's pride in their 2005 Beaune Greves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus and the monopole in which it grew, that they presented this wine at the end of my tasting, following even the very tough (or rather, class) act of a Clos de Beze. Raspberry and strawberry preserves, wood smoke, and roasted meats dominate the nose and palate. There is no lack of stuffing, but also a silky texture and impressive refinement, leading to a satisfying finish that slights neither animal, mineral, nor fruit.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Fabroni
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013+
    Author: blacktruffle
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Oh Jesus! Chunky Cherries. Lovely long finish. Needs another 3-5 years to peak.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2025
    Author: Conrad K

Eighty-six hectares of grand and premier cru vineyards. One hundred thirty total hectares in the Cote d'Or. Eighty crus produced each vintage. Two hundred seventy-five years of history. Bouchard Père et Fils is truly an institution in Beaune. The Maison was founded by father and son Michel and Joseph Bouchard in 1731, and the family wine merchant business has grown steadily ever since, taking any opportunity to add to its vineyard holdings along the way. Not to be completely overshadowed by its wines, Bouchard conducts business in the very center of Beaune in the old Chateau de Beaune, whose storied past rivals that of the Maison. In 1995, the Champagne family of Joseph Henriot took control of Bouchard, resulting in improvements in quality, not to mention the addition of more top-level vineyard sites. Reds of particular interest include the flagship Beaune Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus and the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. As for whites, the Meursault Genevrières, Meursault Perrières, Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet are all great interpreters of their particular sites, exhibiting the many nuances of grand and premier cru Chardonnay.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1198 bottles owned
  • 150 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 150 collectors)