Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Blagny" 1er Cru 2016 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 91-93] [BH 90-92] [ST 91]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Blagny" 1er Cru 2016
(Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 91-93] [BH 90-92] [ST 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 Francois 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


    91-93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
    "The 2016 Meursault Blagny 1er Cru has an understated bouquet at first that unwinds with subtle peppermint scents that complement the green apple and light kiwi fruit aromas. It feels delicate and never wants to grab your attention. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine line of acidity, one of Jobard's more saline wines in 2016, with very impressive control and density on the finish. You can feel this lingering in the mouth long after it has departed." - Neal Martin (Dec 2017)

    90-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
    "This is aromatically similar to the Champs Gain but with the addition of ample floral character. The intensely citrus and mineral-suffused middle weight flavors possess a beguiling sense of underlying tension while delivering good length on the markedly drier but not really austere finale. While these two wines are qualitatively similar they offer two very different expressions." - (Jun 15, 2018)

    91 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
    "Highly aromatic scents of yellow fruits and minerals lifted by white flowers. Round on the attack, then discreetly spicy in the middle palate; more about finesse and precision than obvious fruit. There's something very natural about this nicely balanced wine, which finishes minerally, firm and long. This is 12.9% alcohol without chaptalization, according to Jobard." (Sep 2018)