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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 32 
TypeRed
ProducerBouchard Père et Fils (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationVigne de L'Enfant Jesus
VineyardGrèves
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationBeaune 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2018 and 2032 (based on 14 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 90.3 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 35 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by d'Artagnan on 7/21/2015 & rated 92 points: Au restaurant Mlynec à Pragues. Offert en remplacement d'un vin coûtant 80$, l'aubaine inattendue!

Nez fumé, des mûres, il y a de l'élevage, mais c'est suave.
Bouche puissante, riche et ronde, il fait tout de même 14% d'alcool, rien pour effrayer un palais rhodanien! C'est dense et gourmand, savoureux, ben jeune, mais au prix où on l'a eu, aucune plainte!
Un vin plein et concentré pour amateur de vins plus sudistes, j'adore. Trop jeune, bien sûr, sans doute à boire vers 2020. 92 pts (167 views)
 Tasted by azzah on 2/22/2015 & rated 90 points: I honestly found this quite a let-down. A bit of rose on the nose but then simple red fruits - strawberry and cherry mainly, with hints of earth. There's not a whole lot of complexity to be found here.

Pretty much same on the palate with some almost green, tobacco like tannins. Almost like the structure has overpowered the fruit. Medium length only. (1801 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 12/18/2014 & rated 92 points: Baby Jesus (Bouchard), Yquem, Madeira, Rhys, RM (John V.'s): Purple/ruby in color. The nose has candied cherries. On the palate, this is already open and showing a nice complexity. Still young in terms of tertiary flavors, but this is quite accessible. Great pure cherry fruit but I would like a bit more acidity. Nice finish. I think this has a long life ahead but makes for nice early drinking. (2627 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 11/26/2014: Just opened put full of spicy fruit and richness. (2660 views)
 Tasted by MSPWineGuy on 10/25/2014 & rated 91 points: Opened way too soon...but was still amazing. Somm friend who was working the floor stopped in his tracks when he walked by the table. Didn't take detailed notes but a bit shut down from what I remember from the presell tasting. Will let the others lay a few more years. (2550 views)
 Tasted by Tony Poli on 5/23/2014 & rated 94 points: At a tasting, blind, and the first of three bottles of this wine. First time in a while that three in the group brought ypthe same vintage, same wine. I had decanted this one, and it made quite a difference. Medium garnet color, typical of all the burgundies at the tasting. Pleasant, complex nose, with red fruit and some floral and spice notes. Wonderful, soft and balanced palate, long finish. The others, without air, we're a little harder, but the pedigree showed through on all. At the end of the evening, we tasted all three again. Thin one, with two hours in the decanter, was still smoother. (3818 views)
 Tasted by astroman on 11/23/2013: Burgundy Festival (Milwaukee): outstanding great balance (2315 views)
 Tasted by fizz on 10/4/2013 & rated 89 points: Dense, black fruits. Still tightly wound. Has good potential. (4504 views)
 Tasted by citizen1 on 5/24/2013 & rated 88 points: Closed - too early. (5153 views)
 Tasted by mzimberg on 5/1/2013 & rated 91 points: Dark ruby, less purple/ black than the other 09s I've tried. Jam packed nose of cherry, earth, anise, cardamom, and strawberry rhubarb pie, Full and dense palate. A bit one sided and tannic. Very long finish. A little hard to tast today but its a powerhouse and should improve significantly. I will try to lay off my other bottles at least until 2016. (4670 views)
 Tasted by braisedlambshank on 3/7/2013: Very forward and dense nose, showing ripe plum, cherry and kirsch, with floral overtones of violet, lavender and rose petal. Classic Pinot "barnyard" character is present, along with something vegetal (olive brine perhaps?), and significant oak. Sweet vanilla, cinnamon and oak tones were really expressive at first, but integrated into the wine much better after a while. Still very tightly wound.
On the palate, very dense and concentrated. Fruit character is, to me, perfectly ripe; cherry and strawberry really dominate. Very pure. Balanced and lavishly textured, but 14% alcohol is noticeable, and the oak is quite apparent as well. Tannins are quite plush. Finishes very linear, with an austere mineral character emerging on the finish. Comes across as very modern- this was actually mistaken for a California Pinot Noir when tasted blind.
I've declined to leave a numerical score as I have mixed feelings about this wine; on one hand, it is expertly made and the fruit that went into it is certainly of the highest quality. On the other hand, this is so far from being approachable; it's still quite closed, the oak is very obvious, and the alcohol isn't as integrated as it should be. This is one to be left alone for quite some time. (5001 views)
 Tasted by paolonardi on 2/19/2013: Borgogna: potentissimo e austero. Ferroso. Tannicissimo quasi fosse un barbaresco. Poi ritorni di catrame e ancora ferro. Molto lungo, da abbinare a grandissimi piatti. vera potenza materica! "potenza senza peso". grandi estratti. (3845 views)
 Tasted by Anthony Lombardi on 12/8/2012: Goose at our place. (Seattle, WA): Clear dark ruby red. A little oak on the nose along with some aromatic, pretty red fruit. Medium bodied, soft and feminine in the mouth. Effortless to enjoy. This actually may have been too delicate for the fatty goose. Some acidic brightness was certainly present, but the tannins were like silk pillows. As stated, quite elegant, but also showing a load of fresh red fruit. This fruit is definitely the star of the show right now, although the soft texture and freshness is quite compelling. Long, mouthcoating finish. Delicious. (4602 views)
 Tasted by Cesar Riviere on 12/1/2012 & rated 87 points: Le Grand Tasting; 11/30/2012-12/1/2012 (Carrousel du Louvre, Paris): Sophisticated, for sure, yet hard to puzzle out. (4092 views)
 Tasted by Keith Levenberg on 11/13/2012 & rated 89 points: I was pretty surprised by this showing. For one thing, I didn't notice even the slightest whisper of oak. And I was mentally preparing to compare this to the Hospices Beaune Grèves I had a few weeks back, but the two wines couldn't be more different. This is by far the lighter of the two, plush and red-fruited vs. deep and blue/black-fruited. I thought I caught some gravelly minerality at first, but it got absorbed quickly so there wasn't much going on here other than those soft red fruits. (5496 views)
 Tasted by JonAllen on 10/7/2012 & rated 89 points: opened this and drank over four nights, the oak dominated any of the other material throughout, not my kind of wine, definitely preferred the 2010 to this (3571 views)
 Tasted by dpolivy on 9/3/2012 & rated 91 points: DRC Tasting Group (Cafe Veloce): Tasted blind. Looks like Robitussin, with a nose of spice, herbs, and some green notes. The body was quite different: big and rich, with juicy fruits and a medium length finish. (3433 views)
 Tasted by recotte on 5/22/2012: Red fruit, nice minerality. Did not detect strong green notes as other tasters have mentioned, but this was open for a full day before pouring. Very nice. (3920 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 3/18/2012 & rated 92 points: Red Burgs Plus (Porter Creek, Burnsville): Just a small pour of this, but it was imprerssive. Earth, cedar, red fruits, dried herbs, oak, young, nice fine tannins. (4458 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/24/2012 & rated 92 points: The Verticals at La Paulee de San Francisco (Westin St. Francis - San Francisco CA): Black fruit aromas with some oak spice and floral background hints. Same rich and powerful black fruit on the palate, nicely complemented by lithe tannins and acidity that will make this an accessible Beaune 1er in its youth, but with the concentration and dry extract to age gracefully as well. (4893 views)
 Tasted by Vintomas on 2/6/2012 & rated 92 points: Bouchard Père & Fils wines (Stockholm): Ripe dark cherries, some tar, powerful concentration, good acidity, spice, velvety tannins. Impressive but young, 92-93 p. (1386 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 1/21/2012 & rated 90 points: 2009 1er Cru Red Burgs from Beaune & Savigny-les-Beaune (Beltramo's, Menlo Park, CA): Tart cherry nose. Try as I might, I didn't detect any greenness on the nose. Medium bodied with medium acidity. Ripe red cherry fruit, nice depth and extract. Yummy. (5074 views)
 Tasted by nzinkgraf on 12/18/2011: Burgundy Fest 1.0 (Waterford Wine Co., Milwaukee): First of the Bouchard reds to let on to much if any new oak appearance on the palate. Really stacked palate with density of fruit. (5167 views)
 Tasted by astroman on 12/17/2011: Burgundy 2009 Tasting with a few others: Drinking well now. Complex w good length. Outstanding (4859 views)
 Tasted by ews3 on 12/16/2011 & rated 90 points: fruit is not quite as ripe as i would expect, and this felt a little bit rustic -- a suprise, but still good. not what i remember fromt he 05, though they are different vintages. a touch of heat on a pleasant finish. (4537 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2012, IWC Issue #161
(Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus 1er Cru) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, May 2011, Issue #42
(Maison Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune "Grèves - Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus" 1er 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/12/2011)
(Dom Bouchard Père et Fils, Grèves Vigne de l`Enfant Jesus Premier Cru Beaune Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154
(Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus 1er Cru) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (8/13/2011)
(Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus) Dark ruby color; sous bois, oak, sweet green chilie nose; tight, silky textured, tart cherry, sous bois, mineral, green herb palate; medium-plus finish 89+ points (not as appealing as this bottling usually is, probably due to the high whole cluster inclusion in '09)  89 points
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Bouchard Père et Fils

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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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