2010 1er Cru Poruzot Dessus Domaine Rémi Jobard

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Meursault
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 14%
Vineyard Poruzot Dessus

Big wine, with a touch of smoke, complex ripe fruit, tingling balance and purity. Even at our January tasting this still had a lot of gas and was difficult to taste, but there is no doubting the combination (and balance) of ripeness, minerality and complexity. L&S (Jan 2012)

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Very pale color. Aromas of green apple, lemon ice and white flowers, plus a whiff of fresh apricot. Silky, dense and harmonious but still quite tight, showing almost riesling-like cut to its strong fruit and floral flavors. The firm-edged finish shows excellent stony reserve. Rating: 91(+?) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep 2012)

The 2010 Meursault Poruzots-Dessus comes across as quite cool and inward. Today, it is the wine’s minerality that dominates the balance. From time to time the fruit begins to emerge, but ultimately, the 2010 remains pretty closed. A finish laced with substantial energy and tension makes me hopeful for the future, but the 2010 clearly needs time to settle down as it was bottled in March 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2015+ Rating: 93 Antonio Galloni, (Sep 2012)

Rating: 17.5 Matthew Jukes (Jan 2012)

Quite a heavy nose. Reverberant. Lively but not exactly profound on the palate. Tense finish. Should get there eventually as all the ingredients are there. But it is relatively subtle. 2015-2021 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - (Jan 2012)

Bright yellow with a green tinge. Subdued nose hints at fruit salad, honey and spicy oak. Fat and sweet on entry, then tactile and rather powerful in the middle, with slightly aggressive flavors of fruit salad and honey. Here the malo has just finished so the young wine shows a slightly aggressive quality. But there's excellent material here. Rating: 91-93 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan 2012)

Deep golden palate. This is very ripe, full and rich, yet it is cut with firm acidity. Opulently rounded palate with notes of crystallized ginger, spice and mandarin. A concentrated wine, but the acidity keeps it fresh and so it is very nicely balanced. Rich, full and direct finsh. Particularly good to fine. From 2014/15 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Dec 2011)

Domaine Rémi Jobard

Rémi has been been making small qualitative changes ever since he took over here. The entire vineyard is cordon-pruned, so yields are naturally limited. There has been no use of fertiliser since 1994, and the vineyard is grassed-over to encourage the vine roots to go deep. The entire domaine is certified organic from 2008. Rémi says that the two most important things are the absence of weedkiller (and thus the necessity to plough, which cuts any surface roots and makes the vine go deeper) and not adding any fertiliser which again makes the roots go deeper to find nutrients. Remi has two vast new presses, to enable him to press very slowly over six hours, and is sure that this has resulted in a big jump in finesse. The élevage now lasts nearly fifteen months, so as to allow the wines to develop slowly and to avoid fining. As a result these are wines which take a moment to show, but which reward the patient with complexity and great depth of flavour. One of the absolutely top domaines of the Côte de Beaune, and still at prices that are well, well below his qualitative equivalents.

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