94pts Wilfred Wong
The 2013 Bouchard Père & Fils Vigne de L'Enfant Jésus is an ultra-rich Beaune Grèves. This wine is dramatic and compelling. Enjoy its concentrated red and black fruit aromas and flavors with well-seasoned lamb dishes.
93pts Wine & Spirits
This 9.7-acre parcel in Beaune Grèves produces one of Bouchard’s most renowned wines, one that often takes ten years to fully develop. It’s a wine with grand cru stature, treated to between 30 and 40 percent new oak. The elegance and delicacy of the wine is immediately apparent, though the flavors are shuttered behind the tough austerity of the tannins. The flavor concentration and detail becomes more expressive with air—a scent of rose petals, a buzz of earthy spice, a precise and lithe shape to the structure. A lovely, ethereal 2013.
There is ample but again not dominating wood influence to the menthol, red and dark currant, earth and exotic tea scents. The attractively textured, intense and restrained medium weight flavors exhibit a lovely minerality on the ever-so-mildly austere finish where a barely perceptible hint of dryness creeps in. My range offers the benefit of the doubt that this will harmonize with a few years of age. Barrel Sample: 89-92
90pts Wine Spectator
Sweet, sappy cherry and raspberry fruit is the hallmark of this supple red. Spice and leafy, woodsy accents chime in on the long, balanced finish. Drink now through 2023. 150 cases imported.
The wines shows superb fruit and spice aromas with an oaky note. Intense, full and yet delicate on the palate, the wine has a charming velvetiness. Very good ageing potential.