Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "En la Barre" 2016 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 88-90] [BH 88-90]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "En la Barre" 2016
(Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 88-90] [BH 88-90]


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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


88-90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Meursault En La Barre was damaged 70% by the frost in this vintage. Nevertheless, it seems to shrug that off with a delightful bouquet with white flower aromas filtering though the citrus fruit with hints of yellow plum. The palate is crisp and focused, quite powerful with good weight and a slightly waxy texture toward the finish. Very fine." - Neal Martin (Dec 2017)

88-90 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Like the two examples of Bourgogne, there is an exotic element to the mango, pineapple, citrus, lychee and pear scents. The succulent, round and again exceptionally rich medium-bodied flavors coat the palate with dry extract on the delicious finish. This isn't elegant but it is certainly lavish." - (Jun 15, 2018)

89 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Pale yellow. Sexy aromas of yellow peach, menthol and hazelnut. At once dense and bright, showing limited fat and coming across as rather tight today. In a leaner, even slightly pinched style, but finishes with good length and lift, leaving notes of lemon verbena and menthol behind in the empty glass." (Sep 2018)