Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France
Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 2017
Wine & Spirits
This 9.7-acre monopole at the center of the Grèves premier cru was the property of the Carmelite order until church properties were sold off after the French Revolution. The Bouchard family purchased the vineyard in 1791 and its wine remains one of the signatures of the domaine. It’s treated like a grand cru, with 50 percent new oak in top vintages, and in 2017 the oak and fruit are finely married, destined to evolve together for years in bottle. The dark cherry fruit is intensely floral, girded by gingery spice in the tannins, tight, juicy and cool.