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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 49 
ProducerBouchard Père et Fils (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationVigne de L'Enfant Jesus
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationBeaune 1er Cru
UPC Code(s)3337690125384

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2020 (based on 16 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 90.2 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 56 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by nicofisher on 7/4/2015 & rated 92 points: Dark ruby, with a heady nose of red fruit, forest floor and some back notes of flowers and mushroom. The palate is balanced and smooth, with a hit of acidity, which melts away to a raspberry fruit finish. Very good 92 points. (1578 views)
 Tasted by panda drinks burgundy on 6/10/2015 & rated 90 points: Shy nose of dark cherry with a hint of mint and minerals, fullish body with layers of fruit which was still primary, drying finish with some heat, though not intrusive. Will benefit from further cellaring. (1617 views)
 Tasted by BigJPwineman on 3/17/2015 & rated 91 points: Decanted. Dark ruby in the glass. Nose of spiced red cherries and some floral perfume. On the palate, red fruits mixed with spicy cola and sarsaparilla, along with some earth. Nicely balanced with good structure. Hard to stop drinking this one. (2028 views)
 Tasted by dcwino on 1/14/2015 & rated 83 points: 2012 Bouchard dinner with Panos – Mostly Bouchards (Ripple Restaurant in DC): This clearly displays the strange muted fruits that I find in some of the 06 red Burgundies. Cardboard but not TCA, cooked fruits, fills like heat damaged. I am not a buyer. (2884 views)
 Tasted by PanosKakaviatos on 1/14/2015 flawed bottle: Evaluating Bouchard Père & Fils: 2012s and earlier vintages (Ripple Restaurant in Washington D.C.): "It's just fucked up," remarked Tim O'Rourke of Weygandt wines in Washington D.C. There was something odd about the bottle, overly metallic. Some noted possible heat damage. Indeed, I recall hosting a Bouchard horizontal of 2006 a few years back with some of the same tasters as this evening, and the Jesus was just fine. (2620 views)
 Tasted by CamWheeler on 12/28/2014 & rated 89 points: SLDS Christmas with Gavin: Cherry, redcurrant and earth - not overly expressive. Mineral core to the palate is good but the fruit depth feels a little shallow. Good, not great. (893 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 12/18/2014 & rated 88 points: Baby Jesus (Bouchard), Yquem, Madeira, Rhys, RM (John V.'s): The groups least favorite WOTN. We expected more from this good if not great vintage. Cherry powdered drink mix on the nose. On the palate, cherries and rhubarb. A bit less of everything except acidity. This is a fine wine but across the many styles of tasters preferences, it still seemed lacking. (2013 views)
 Tasted by nicofisher on 11/14/2014 & rated 92 points: Poured into my glass and waited an hour. The nose is delightful, delicate and has sweet flowers, cherry, a little forest floor and something like almonds. I could sniff that all night. It is wonderfully balanced, everything is just right: acidity, tannins, sweetness, fruit. The finish is medium and you just want another sip. It seems a bit better than my last bottle. 92 points very good. (1646 views)
 Tasted by ilee on 7/14/2014 & rated 91 points: Birthday dinner with Melissa and Stan (Jade Palace, Forum (Singapore)): Smoky red cherry nose, medium bodied on the palate and swirling with silky expressive fruit. Delicious mineral-tinged complexity into the finish. Very enjoyable indeed (2391 views)
 Tasted by Dbrane on 4/21/2014 & rated 87 points: Dark ruby. First night was rather oaky and sweet. A little bit lacking in acidity. Nose was quite expressive though, mostly red fruits. On second night, this was showing much better. Oak integrated well and sweetness less prominent. More minerality though still ripe but adequately balanced by lifting acidity. (2539 views)
 Tasted by KVM on 1/7/2014 & rated 91 points: Medium red, mahoganey highlights. Mature red fruit, wood, sous bois, floral. Right out of the bottle this was tight and firm. It quickly opened and softened and displayed medium concentration of fruit, balsamic and mocha. Serious wine, starting to show very attractive signs of maturity. (2841 views)
 Tasted by BurgAndy on 12/25/2013: Lovely juice. Red berry, integrating wood, clove on the nose. On the palate, there are ripe red berries, perfume, cut flowers, wood, and minerals. Long midpalate and endless finish. Classic young Bouchard Jesus. Lots of raw material here -- this will continue to age. Decanted for about 3 hours prior to drinking. Always great to crack a bottle of this on Xmas day. (2453 views)
 Tasted by nicofisher on 10/20/2013 & rated 92 points: Wine tasting with friends. A great wine and this has many years ahead and will improve. 90 points 6 others average score 92 points (2729 views)
 Tasted by nicofisher on 9/20/2013 & rated 90 points: Just got my 12 bottles delivered and opened one up. Poured 2 glasses and left them for an hour. The nose has started to open up with notes of cherry and strawberry, slight alcohol and there's a hint of forest floor and it's tempting me in. It doesn't disappoint, it's silky smooth with red fruits, the acidity is perfectly balanced with some sweetness, the finish is medium with raspberry tones and the tannins are rounded, maybe needs a touch more integration. This certainly has many years ahead and can only get better. Right now 90 points + (2302 views)
 Tasted by angryphoton on 4/24/2013 & rated 91 points: Brought to an offline at Bella. Initially a bit tight but was better with some air. Nice red fruit profile, clean, bright and with good weight. Still not near its potential, probably needed 7+ more years. (2063 views)
 Tasted by aagrawal on 4/23/2013 & rated 91 points: WineBerserkers Offline (Bella Trattoria, San Francisco): Pale ruby color; nose of primary red fruit, cherries/strawberry, spice; juicy red fruit, light, fresh, very young; medium fine tannins, elegant. A very solid Burgundy, drinking well now but very young and not showing its future potential. 91++ (2891 views)
 Tasted by antkorbel on 4/13/2013 & rated 90 points: Big, ripe, oaky and full of flavour . If I hadnt opened the bottle I would have thought otago not burgundy. Tasty but not what I generally look for at this price bracket (2419 views)
 Tasted by Ramberg on 3/30/2013 & rated 91 points: What would be more suitable than a bottle of infant Jesus for Easter?
A really good 1:er Beaune.
Good balance and texture, with nice light red cherry fruit and good acid.
Elegant, on the lighter side.
Far from fully developed, but drinking well. (2814 views)
 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 1/27/2013: Drank next to an 02 Perrot Minot Vougeot and I preferred this Bouchard. More delicate in the glass, with red fruits. Good bright cherry core, with light mineral and balance. Terrific. (2825 views)
 Tasted by brigcampbell on 1/26/2013: Dinner with Friends (FMIII in the OC): Very good balance. I detected wood notes and a touch of heat although it's not fruit forward, it's more on the lighter side of red fruit and reflected in the lighter color too. (2714 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/17/2012 & rated 92 points: 2012 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting (City View at Metreon, San Francisco, California): Light medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, roses, sous bois nose; silky textured, roses, sous bois, tart red fruit, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points (1857 views)
 Tasted by minndavid60 on 10/5/2012 & rated 92 points: Lovely and elegant. A cool nose of sous bois, red fruits, and some nickel ore. A very masculine, firm palate with nice red fruit and spice tones. The oak is pretty well integrated. I think this is lovely but also perhaps holding back and would benefit from more cellaring. (2399 views)
 Tasted by fizz on 8/29/2012 & rated 92 points: Attractive from the outset. Ripe red fruits, spice and earth lift from the glass. High toned acids let the fruit soar on the palate. But the wine remains elegant and restrained despite its power. The mouth is coated with fine tannins and well integrated oak. It's still youthful. (3074 views)
 Tasted by vegasoenophile on 5/5/2012 & rated 91 points: Great aromatics and wonderful structure and balance. Nice, strong, muscular pinot.
-Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12 (2534 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 3/24/2012: We had this for the second time in as many nights since we found a great 2 for 1 deal in Phoenix and did not want to deal with the hassle of checking baggage to carry this home. Completely consistent with last night's note except for the fact that this bottle had brighter acidity. Sure, I would have loved to hold these for a few more years, but what a delight to drink them now. (2752 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (9/10/2009)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2009, IWC Issue #143
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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 2nd Quarter, 2008, Issue #30
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2008, IWC Issue #137
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By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/31/2008)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/17/2012)
(Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus) Light medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, roses, sous bois nose; silky textured, roses, sous bois, tart red fruit, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points  92 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (3/13/2010)
(Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus) Gorgeous roses, cherry nose; poised, tasty, tart cherry, red fruit palate; medium-plus finish  93 points
By Bill Nanson
Burgundy-Report (4/1/2008)
(Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus) A softer and redder nose. A narrow entry but it bursts across the palate with accessible ripe fruit - structure and complexity follow in the next wave. I think it follows the Bèze much more successfully in 2006 than it did in 2005. Super.
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Pinot Noir

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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.


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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.
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# 2013 Vintage Notes:
* "2013 is a vintage that 20 years ago would have been a disaster." - Will Lyons
* "low yields and highly variable reds, much better whites." - Bill Nanson
* "Virtually all wines were chaptalised, with a bit of sugar added before fermentation to increase the final alcohol level." - Jancis Robinson

# 2014 Vintage Notes:
"We have not had such splendid harvest weather for many years. This will ensure high quality (fragrant, classy and succulent are words already being used) across the board, up and down the hierarchy and well as consistently from south to north geographically apart from those vineyards ravaged by the hail at the end of June." - Clive Coates

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