At Ascot's in Bermuda. Surprisingly dark color for burg, and also bigger body and more power that usual, probably due to the hot vintage as others have noted. Red fruit and leather on the nose and palate, I did not notice oak. Good pairing with my duck and P's veal chop. Ready to drink, but no immediate hurry to drink up.
Certainly very well made, certainly 2004 vintage. Just a bit too much oak for my taste, but very well made indeed. Still plenty of fruits, not quite in the 2nd phase yet, tannin is still present, and hoping that it will integrate. Beaune 1er cru for sure, this couldn't be a Cotes de Nuits.
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(Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus) Despite the heat of 2003, in the company of the older vintages it manages to neatly display it's origin, a little redder in the face, a little louder and carrying a few extra pounds, but it's without doubt Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus. Silky, slightly fat palate with a little oak still to meld. Good tannins and mouthwatering. At this young age the concentration and ripeness of the fruit smothers attempts at complexity, but there's time for that in the future. It will be very interesting to make the same comparison in 10 years.
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