- Domaine François Jobard
- 2024 - 2035
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, November 2021
Genevrières is traditionally appreciated for its broad classical richness, so typical of our perception of Meursault. This exquisite wine reaches there in the end, but it is like an orchestra reaching a crescendo as it builds in class. Starting with Chevalier Montrachet like grace and elegance, Antoine says it’s like a staircase building with each step. The white floral notes, with a touch of tarragon, give way to flavours of fresh baguette, walnut and double cream. The finish has a depth that is equal to a Grand Cru. Outstanding.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2020 Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru is crisp and precise on the nose, just as mineral-driven as the Charmes though there is a little more flintiness here. The palate has exquisite balance and poise, citrus peel and lime, very good weight towards the finish with hazelnut and fumé notes on the long and (again) spicy finish. Excellent. Drink 2025 - 2045
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
Pure lemon and lime. Masterful discretion here, restrained at first on the nose but shows an inkling of what is to follow. All about delicacy and detail, not too tangy, then the fruit swells on the palate, very nuanced, hard to imagine making this any better. Minerals and fresh lime notes appear at the back in the exceptionally persistent finish. 5 star wine
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.