Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Les Tillets" 2017 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 92] [BH 89-92]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Les Tillets" 2017
(Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 92] [BH 89-92]


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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.

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


92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Meursault Les Tillets is also showing very well, offering up aromas of Anjou pear, Meyer lemon, fresh pastry, oatmeal and iodine, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny and precise palate that marries a delicately sun-kissed core of fruit with racy acids and chalky dry extract. This is well worth seeking out." - William Kelley (Feb 2020)

89-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"An airy and elegant nose offers up cool and smoky aromas of essence of pear and an assortment of citrus elements. The tighter and much more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors possess outstanding delineation on the lilting, indeed almost delicate lemon rind-inflected finish. This is textbook Tillets, which is to say a wine of finesse and refinement." (June 2019)