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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 31 
TypeRed
ProducerBouchard Père et Fils (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationVigne de L'Enfant Jesus
VineyardGrèves
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationBeaune 1er Cru
UPC Code(s)2337684108295, 801316011410, 843304012061

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2024 (based on 31 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Bouchard Beaune Greves Vigne de l`Enfant Jesus on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.4 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 79 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by paulst on 6/28/2015 & rated 93 points: Light and austere with some tannic aspects; light earthy fruit with decent balance. (342 views)
 Tasted by alabunka on 5/23/2015 & rated 94 points: Fresh and still understated in its elegance and depth of taste it is drinking well now and will only become better ion the years to come; layered and complex now the depth of flavor can still evolve with years of maturation (768 views)
 Tasted by sawira on 4/19/2015 & rated 93 points: Bottle #3 of 18. PnP, then savored in glass for a couple hours. This is a young, rich, mineral-laden and complete wine. Just finishing up a 99 M Chiarlo Cerequio, this Beaune has more than an uncanny resemblance to the tar notes on the nose, and the full layered silky cherry-packed and deliciously nuanced secondaries of that Barolo. Warm, fresh-baked cherry cobbler, florals, delicious detail-inducing green notes (some whole cluster?), and hints of ripe-fruited varnish (Grandmother's furniture polish on old wood) balance the clear, bright, super focused, clean, detailed and hidden structure underneath it all. And sneaky length to boot. Packed and stacked, yet impressively suave and supremely elegant, this 05 is just starting its run, and will be phenomenal for 20+ years. (1127 views)
 Tasted by Le Monty on 1/23/2015: Iron/black pepper nose, big red brambly fruit on the palate, meaty, chewy. Needs big food. (2104 views)
 Tasted by dcwino on 1/14/2015 & rated 92 points: 2012 Bouchard dinner with Panos – Mostly Bouchards (Ripple Restaurant in DC): Ripe red fruits, raspberry jam, candied cherry, caramel, sap and mineral. Good concentration, nicely layered fruits, noticeable tannins and long finish. It is expressive but need another ten years to reach the peak. Very good. (2178 views)
 Tasted by PanosKakaviatos on 1/14/2015 & rated 93 points: Evaluating Bouchard Père & Fils: 2012s and earlier vintages (Ripple Restaurant in Washington D.C.): Recalling how the 2012 tasted earlier in the dinner, this 2005 has more structure and will likely have a longer life. It exudes pronounced dark fruit and cherry and burgeoning tertiary aromatics, and yet the palate seems more youthful, starting out rather tight. The mid palate however is juicy and meaty even, with richness and a long finish. Excellent! (2048 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 12/18/2014 & rated 95 points: Baby Jesus (Bouchard), Yquem, Madeira, Rhys, RM (John V.'s): Wow. Great showing. Seemed to be a WOTN although we did not formally vote. Ruby/purple in color. Ripe cherry fruit on the nose. A bit of sandalwood. Also some dark cherries as well as some cranberries. Delicious. Great texture. Tight complex layering. This is great right now, but better days are ahead as this unwinds. Long finish. Great balance. (2377 views)
 Tasted by RayOB on 12/5/2014 & rated 93 points: Drank in Davy's
It needs 1-2 hours of decanting to show its best and then it is singing. (1899 views)
 Tasted by Diane (LI) on 11/6/2014: Just a beautiful wine. Only needed a few minutes in the glass to open up and show itself. It has balance and interest - there is no rush to drink it, but I will open my next bottle at the first opportunity. (1814 views)
 Tasted by RayOB on 11/4/2014 & rated 93 points: Drank at Davy's
What's not to like about this. Great producer, great terroir and great vintage. Lovely stuff. (1582 views)
 Tasted by thomasito2001 on 10/28/2014 & rated 94 points: What a great bottle, looks like it is reaching its drinking plateau. Immediately open, great nose of black fruits, an earthy flavor behind. Palate is rich but beautifully balanced, great aromatic personality with some complexity already appearing. Loads of beautifully polished tannins. Finish is vigorous, this should become excellent in a not so distant future but can (should?) absolutely be experienced right now. (1649 views)
 Tasted by cos82 on 10/16/2014 & rated 93 points: What a beautiful wine. Purple in color. Black fruits, floral elements and earth on the nose. Soft, balanced and complex palate of cherry, blueberry, earth, cedar and minerals. No tannin and ready to go, but should hang around for a while and maybe even improve, but delicious at the moment. (1483 views)
 Tasted by Tavastgatan on 7/13/2014 & rated 93 points: @Fred_Lund: Sweet baby Jesus! Beane Grèves at its finest. Deep, ripe and velvety, dark fruit. 2005 - best vintage ever? (2776 views)
 Tasted by Sotto325 on 7/4/2014 & rated 93 points: Quite different this time from the soft, perfumed bottle a couple of months ago. Still a wonderful, elegant wine that unfolds into a promising, balanced bottle. This drank more like a typical well made 2005, needing a few years to open up a fully developed nose and defined fruit palate. Restrained nose throughout, with woody, cassis and slight raspberry notes, followed by a dark red fruit melange on the palate led by a mild suggestion of the soft, almost sweet dark cherry and strawberry/lingonberry flavors evident in the more developed last bottle. Structured, quick to lose its tannin, and delightful with fowl and especially chèvre. (2153 views)
 Tasted by fizz on 6/17/2014 & rated 93 points: Interesting. On opening, it was perfumed, soft, elegant and approachable. With time, it became firmer and more structured. Lovely balance and length. On this showing, there's plenty left in the tank. (2160 views)
 Tasted by CamWheeler on 6/14/2014 & rated 92 points: Dinner at Oscillate Wildly (Oscillate Wildly, Sydney): Served blind. Decanted for 4 hours and apparantly had tightened up quite a bit since opening. It was still quite perfumed with raspberry, rhubarb, violet and some earthy hints. The structure is firm, with the youthful fruit and a good lift of acid providing a little bit of respite, but still feels like this needs plenty of time. (2205 views)
 Tasted by Sotto325 on 3/8/2014 & rated 93 points: L'enfant Jesus is a somewhat sui generis Beaune. Far above the others, and in special vintages, almost grand cru in its leanings. never as complex as a superior appellation, its hefty price is justified by both its history and its elegance. The 2005 is indeed ready to pour. I decanted half and left half in the bottle. No decant required. This is fresh, soft pinot, with an elegant melange of raspberry, violet, currant and a nice mouth-filing softness that extends through the palate. It should develop more complexity in the next few years. Very terrorir driven and very nice now. (3111 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 3/2/2014 & rated 93 points: A Mix Grand Cru & Premier Cru Red Burgs Plus a Few More (Edina Country Club, Edina, MN): Dark red color. Slow-O for 1 hour. Drank 2 glasses over 3 hours. This was even better than the bottle we had 3 weeks ago. A wonderful nose that is open and continues to expands over the first 30 minutes. Highly perfumed with minerals, florals, raspberry, and currants - ripe and lovely fruits. The palate is ripe with nice acid, currant, cherry, berry, subtle wood, and a 60+ second finish. My and group #2 WOTN. (2802 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 2/9/2014 & rated 92 points: Monthly Tasting Group: Cote de Beaune (The Lynn on Bryant, Mpls, MN): Very dark red color. PNP, drank 1+ glass over 90 minutes. The nose starts off with some spicy wood qualities out of the gate, cedarbox, berry, black cherry, dry earth. The nose becomes very fruity and ripe with time in the glass and shows a touh of burnt rubber. The palate is deep and full bodied, very concentrated, lush fruits, berry, cherry, currants, wood, fairly well integrated tannin, and a really long finish. Shows very good promise and is quite enjoyable now with some air. 92(+)pts. (2795 views)
 Tasted by jrt on 2/2/2014 & rated 95 points: This is really coming into its own, and is drinking beautifully now. I greatly regret drinking so many of my other bottles before they were mature. Medium weight, it is a wine that I like to drink with sushi of all things. (2294 views)
 Tasted by capacious on 2/2/2014 & rated 93 points: A beaut of a 2005- mouth thrilling, lengthy and complex, probably a decade to evolve. Wish I had more. (2640 views)
 Tasted by cardsandwine on 1/11/2014: This is aging beautifully. The wine is beginning to show it’s stuff. Vibrant fruit, soft tannins and a lengthy elegant finish. (1995 views)
 Tasted by Chriskrueger on 10/27/2013 & rated 92 points: Very good (2575 views)
 Tasted by Lewis on 10/5/2013 & rated 90 points: Attractive nose compliment with balanced and smooth palate. The finish is a little short. Ready now. Outstanding value. (2592 views)
 Tasted by Dutchreport on 6/16/2013 & rated 94 points: Sight is deep ruby red almost shinny, nose is very high toned bouncy red fruits, cranberry, floral, more tightly wound but jumping out of the glass. Classic 05 purring like a Ferrari in third gear just wanting so badly to really let go..but not quite yet. Stay tuned. (3510 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2008, IWC Issue #137
(Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 2nd Quarter, 2007, Issue #26
(Maison Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
The World of Fine Wine, March 2007, Issue #15
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2007, IWC Issue #131
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By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/18/2006)
(Dom Bouchard Père et Fils, Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus Premier Cru Beaune Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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Bouchard Père et Fils

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

Grèves

http://www.burgundy-report.com/summer-2010/beaune-village-profile/
On weinlagen.info

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Beaune

Côte de Beaune (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne)
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Beaune 1er Cru

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