Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Blagny" 1er Cru 2018 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WS 93] [BH 91-93] [VM 91-93]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Blagny" 1er Cru 2018
(Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WS 93] [BH 91-93] [VM 91-93]


Regular price $180.00 Sale price $154.99 Save $25.01
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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


93 Points - Wine Spectator:
​"Aromas and flavors of hazelnut, lemon oil, peach and butterscotch mark this expressive and intense white, which builds nicely on the palate, with balance and poise, to a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Drink now through 2026." (June 2021)

91-93 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Once again, and all the more remarkably so for the vintage, Jobard coaxes the restrained cool, pure and airy aromas to emanate from the wonderfully elegant floral, citrus and essence of white-fleshed fruit. The gorgeously textured medium-bodied flavors are powerful yet focused with a lovely minerality and just the right blend of bitter citrus zest character that renders the finish super-refreshing. Good stuff that will need to develop more depth but nonetheless, this is already very fine." (June 2020)

91-93 Points - Vinous Media:
“The 2018 Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru comes from a single plot of around half a hectare in the lieu-dit of La Pièce Sous La Bois. It conveys superb terroir expression, almost Puligny-like in its evocation of wet, cold limestone, wet pavement after a sudden shower and light lemon peel elements. The palate is taut and crisp on the entry, a fine bead of acidity slicing through the intense citrus and orange peel notes, which segue into a quite a spicy ginger-tinged finish. I just want more on the aftertaste, which disappears quicker than I would like. .” – Neal Martin (Jan 2020)

89+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Scents of citrus oil, white flowers, beeswax and bread dough introduce the 2018 Meursault Blagny 1er Cru, a medium to full-bodied and satiny wine that's bright and lively, with an open-knit, moderately concentrated core and a saline, mouthwatering finish. This will drink well young." - William Kelley (Jan 2021)