Domaine Antoine Jobard Saint Aubin "Sur le Sentier du Clou" 1er Cru 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [WA 90-92] [ST 90] [BH 89-92]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Saint Aubin "Sur le Sentier du Clou" 1er Cru 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [WA 90-92] [ST 90] [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


90-92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Saint Aubin 1er Cru Sous le Sentier de Clous lost 40% due to frost. The nose is completely different than the Les Perrieres, much more austere and mineral-driven, frankly more Burgundy in style. The palate is fresh and focused, just a tiny bit of reduction, but there is commendable weight and focus here. The finish offers delicate walnut and smoke aromas wrapped around good structure and a spicy aftertaste. Excellent." - Neal Martin (Dec 2017)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"More open and expressive on the nose than the Les Pierres, offering aromas of white flowers, white pepper and menthol. Juicy, fine-grained and harmonious, conveying lovely energy and inner-mouth lift and a light touch, not to mention very good balance for the year. This very pure, delineated midweight finishes with rising length and a distinctly chewy quality. With less frost here, production was about 35 hectoliters per hectare." (Sep 2018)

89-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:

"Once again there is enough reduction to mask the fruit yet what little can be discerned seems ripe. As would be expected, the medium-bodied flavors possess better volume but less minerality though the sleeker and more complex finish make this the more complete wine." - (Jun 15, 2018)