Domaine Antoine Jobard Puligny Montrachet "Les Champs Gains" 1er Cru 2016 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy,  France) - [WA 90-92] [BH 90-92]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Puligny Montrachet "Les Champs Gains" 1er Cru 2016
(Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 90-92] [BH 90-92]

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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.

  • 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 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Champs Gain has a tightly wound, focused, malic bouquet with scents of dewy green apples and a touch of blackcurrant leaf. I like the precision here, though it is never a powerful set of aromatics. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, with green apples continued from the nose, Cornice pear and a touch of dandelion, fanning out wonderfully on the finish that finally delivers the horsepower. Excellent. As good as the 2014." - Neal Martin (Dec 2017)

90-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A background hint of matchstick character blends with notes of pear, apple and lemon rind. There is fine volume to the pliant, round and delicious medium weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality onto the generously proportioned and balanced finish that is naturally sweet but not cloying." - (Jun 15, 2018)

Stephen Tanzer:
"Bright, light yellow. Yellow fruits accented by spices on the nose and palate. Delivers good intensity but comes across as a bit rough in style. There's next to no new oak here but I picked up a note of caramel. Incidentally, Jobard purchased these vines in 2011 but pulled them up for replanting after the harvest of 2017 as they were "very old and badly planted." (Sep 2018)