- Domaine François Jobard
- 2021 - 2029
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Goedhuis, December 2019
Possibly the most classic example of Meursault for the vintage thanks to its striking notes of melted butter. The sweet, plump volume has an underlying, lively acidity and hints of warm fudge and toffee. A warming and irresistible cuvée.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Meursault En La Barre comes from a 1.3-hectare parcel. It has a complex bouquet of orange peel, Granny Smith apples, wet limestone and just a hint of Thai fish oil in the background, indicating the concentration of the growing season. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, a hint of sour lemon lending tension, and good weight and intensity on the finish. Impressive focus here. A Meursault that should age with style. 2021 - 2035
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Those with an analytical bent of mind might like to know that the statistics for this wine are 12,5%, 4.4 total acidity and 3.23 pH which means correct degrees and pH, with total acidity just a little bit down. It has a pale lemon colour. The nose has a little more weight of fruit than the straight Meursault. Attractive white fruit covers the mouth with a crystalline finish. This is undemonstrative but certainly classy and will make an excellent Meursault in 5+ years.
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.