Bouchard Pere et Fils, Beaune Greves Vigne l’Enfant Jesus 1999

The Beaune Greves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus 1999 is still slightly closed and backward. The nose is showing dark and red berry fruit – dense sweet and ripe – with a nice earthy minerality and beginning complexity .. sous-bois and a slight hint of truffle peel. On the palate rich and quite dark with a somewhat dense expression. Lacking a bit of nerve and is in my view slighly high on the alcohol … or at least showing to much alcohol presenly. The development in the glass doesn’t really indicate 10 years more in the cellar – but think it will improve over the next years. Yes it’s big and dense … but prefer the higher quality and style of the recent vintages – not a bad wine though!

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from Now) – Very Good (88p) – Tasted 01/05/2013.

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