Domaine Antoine Jobard Saint Aubin "Sur le Sentier du Clou" 1er Cru 2017 (Burgundy, France) - [WA 91] [BH 89-92]

Domaine Antoine Jobard Saint Aubin "Sur le Sentier du Clou" 1er Cru 2017
(Burgundy, France) - [WA 91] [BH 89-92]

Regular price $120.00 Sale price $109.97 Save $10.03

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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

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur le Sentier du Clou is showing very nicely from bottle, unfurling in the glass with scents of white flowers, crisp green orchard fruit, almond paste and oatmeal. Medium to full-bodied, it's ample and enveloping, with racy acids and a fleshy core of fruit, concluding with a precise finish. This, too, was frosted; but it's a bit more classically proportioned than the premier cru blend." - William Kelley (Feb 2020)

89-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:

"Here however the reduction is quite firm and impossible to assess the nose. By contrast there is a lovely freshness and verve to the punchy and even richer medium-bodied flavors that are somewhat surprisingly even stonier while delivering very good length on the youthfully austere finish that makes clear that this will require at least moderate patience before it will be ready for prime time drinking." (Jun 10, 2019)