Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "En la Barre" 2017 (Cote de Beaune, France) - [RP 90-92] [AG 89-91]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "En la Barre" 2017
(Cote de Beaune, France) - [RP 90-92] [AG 89-91]


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About the Winery:
All the Jobard wines are aged in barrel and spend a lengthy period of time sur lie in their cellars in Meursault. They are the last of our white Burgundies to come to the market every year due to their unhurried approach to vinification and typically slow malolactic fermentations. In their youth, these wines are often tightly wound with an intense mineral structure that only begins to soften with extended bottle aging. Though François and Antoine work side by side, Antoine has brought his own signature to the domaine: a more sensuous approachability to the wines, most recently evident in the 2006 and 2007 vintages, which are delicious and ready to drink immediately. That said, the Jobard legacy lives on, and the wines will still explode with intense aromas of honeycomb and stone later in life. If you just can’t wait, there’s no reason not to uncork.

VINIFICATION
• Vines are trained in Guyot and Royat (50-50)
• Hand-harvested
• Grapes are pressed gently by pneumatic press, with little to no débourbage (settling of the must)
• Both primary and malolactic fermentations are in oak barrels, only 20% of which are new
• No stirring of the lees
• Aged from 20-23 months in barrel (4-5 years old)
• Finished wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered


Ratings & Reviews

90-92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Meursault En la Barre is excellent, wafting from the glass with aromas of green orchard fruit, lemon oil, mint and subtle praline. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and ample, with excellent concentration and intensity. Lent delineation by bright acids, the finish is long and saline. After the more tensile, hillside Meursault Tillets, the En la Barre is broader and more unctuous, though it retains excellent energy." - William Kelley (4th Jan 2019)

89-91 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Much like the straight Meursault, there is a touch of matchstick character suffusing the slightly riper nose of various white orchard fruit and hazelnut scents. There is good mid-palate fat and solid depth to the delicious and caressing medium weight flavors that deliver lovely depth and persistence on the balanced finale. This isn't super-dense but the attractive texture and complexity make this a lovely effort with more to come." - (Jun 10, 2019)