Domaine Antoine Jobard Saint Aubin "Les Perrieres" 1er Cru 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [BH 89-91]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Saint Aubin "Les Perrieres" 1er Cru 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [BH 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 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

89-91 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A restrained and very pretty nose exhibits notes of pear, apple and white flowers. There is both good detail but also an attractive succulence to the discreetly mineral-suffused finish that flashes a touch of youthful austerity. If there's a nit this isn't super-complex but it's certainly refreshing and delicious." - (Jun 15, 2018)

Stephen Tanzer:
"(25 hectoliters per hectare produced from 40+-year-old vines; Jobard made just a single barrel): Pale yellow. Subtle, reticent nose hints at citrus peel. Juicy, rocky and firm, showing lovely citrussy cut and vibrant acidity but coming across as a bit hard-edged today. Quite tight in the middle palate but this very rocky wine (from a site that can ripen quickly at the end, according to Jobard) finishes with subtle soil tones, noteworthy finesse and rising length. This is lean and quite dry today but I suspect it will expand with a couple more years in the bottle." (Sept 2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Perrieres lost half of its crop due to frost damage. It has a generous, feisty, menthol-tinged bouquet that comes racing out of the blocks like a dog let off its lead. The palate is powerful and concentrated, almost like a Condrieu in style, very spicy with a viscous finish. It lacks typicite...but it's fun. I would drink this in its youth." - Neal Martin (Dec 2017)