Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Poruzots" Premier Cru 2016
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Domaine Antoine Jobard Meursault "Poruzots" Premier Cru 2016

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François Jobard is as quiet as they come. He has been making top rate Meursault for 50 years in a very understated way, starting work with his father in 1957. However tastings at the domaine have become a little more voluble, since 2002 when his son Antoine joined François, the label mentioning both names. This quiet and unassuming grower has nearly 5 hectares of vines in Meursault and produces a minuscule 2,000 cases a year. From 2007 the design has changed and the name has evolved to Domaine Antoine Jobard. But Clint Eastwood look-alike François has still been in evident when I go to taste wine at the domaine.

The winemaking is traditional here – Jobard abhors the excessive use of new oak and extended lees stirring which he feels merely serve to flatter the wines when young, yet add little to their long-term ageing potential. If you like Meursaults that are big, broad and oaky, and are as yellow as French headlights, then this may not be the domaine for you. However, if you like Meursaults that are taut, mineral, complex and refined, then François Jobard is your man. Like their maker, his wines reflect an unhurried restraint, competence, dedication and precision, giving them complex and elegant characteristics.


91-93 Points - Burghound    Slightly riper aromas are composed by notes of petrol, various white orchard fruit and soft citrus nuance that continue onto the sleekly muscular and intense middle weight plus flavors that retain a lovely sense of detail on the firm, serious and sneaky long finale.

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