- Domaine François Jobard
- 2021 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2019
Brilliant lemon yellow colour. This is a very striking wine with aromas of fresh Jersey cream and melted butter. It has a subtly rich palate with hints of apricots and peaches. This vineyard is right in the middle of Meursault and offers an archetypal portrait of this village’s appealing, creamy, textured wines.
Burghound, June 2019,
Much like the straight Meursault, there is a touch of matchstick character suffusing the slightly riper nose of various white orchard fruit and hazelnut scents. There is good mid-palate fat and solid depth to the delicious and caressing medium weight flavors that deliver lovely depth and persistence on the balanced finale. This isn't super-dense but the attractive texture and complexity make this a lovely effort with more to come. Oustanding. Drink 2024+
Domaine François Jobard
Antoine Jobard joined his father François at the family domaine in 2002 and in the past decade has taken full control of this well-established Meursault domaine. François had a reputation for making wines to age. Often inscrutable in their youth they grew into some of the most rewarding white Burgundies with a few years in bottle. Antoine has tweaked the formula while maintaining the same outstanding quality. His wines retain the ability to age, but they are more graceful and approachable in their youth than his father’s. What’s more, they have sacrificed none of the domaine’s signature texture or complexity in this adaptation. The style balances intensity and concentration with freshness and energy.
Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.