The name " Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus " refers to an old story. It is said that Marguerite du Saint Sacrement, the founding carmelite of the "Domestiques de la famille du Saint Enfant Jesus", predicted the birth of the king of France, Louis XIV, although her mother, Anne of Austria, was sterile. On the birth of the future "Roi Soleil", this exceptional vineyard which belonged to the Carmelites, took on the name "Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus". In 1791, when all national property was sold, Bouchard Père et Fils put in a bid for the vineyard, situated in the heart of the 32 hectares of the Beaune Grèves appellation, of which it still has the monopoly today.
Bright medium red. Cool aromas of cherry, menthol and minerals turned a bit oaky with air. Silky and round but juicy, with firm acidity and underlying minerality giving punch to the raspberry and mint. A step up in intensity and shape from the Clos de la Mousse, but in need of a few years to harmonize.
Moderate wood sets off very ripe aromas of black cherry, plum and wet stone that also characterizes the extremely rich yet beautifully detailed flavors that possess superb intensity as well as fine complexity on the tension-filled and wonderfully persistent finish. Terrific. Comments: Sweet spot Outstanding
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