2013 Sous la Velle Domaine Rémi Jobard
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
|Vineyard||Sous la Velle|
Not quite as easy as the Bourgogne at this stage, with a slight astringence in the finish which needs to work itself through. Bright floral and citrus fruit, a lovely 'straight as a die' middle, it's got all it needs. Drinking range: 2016 - 2020 L&S (Nov 2014)
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Full lemon-yellow color. Vibrant aromas of orange and peach are lifted by a floral topnote and complicated by nut oils. A step up in texture from the Bourgogne in glyceral extract but with sound limey acidity giving the wine a light touch. Very nicely balanced village wine with enticing salinity and a firm mineral finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2024 Rating: 90 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Sep 2015)
(from a .33 ha parcel). A classic and very fresh nose of Meursault style hazelnut, acacia blossom and white orchard fruit scents. The succulent, round and lavishly rich flavors possess a touch less vibrancy but more weight and depth on the sappy, mouth coating and delicious finale. 2018+ Rating: 86-89 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2015)
The 2013 Meursault Sous la Velle, from vines just behind the Jobard’s maison in Meursault, has a light lime and bruised-apple bouquet that needs a little more time to show its true colors. The palate is nicely balanced with crisp fresh pear, green apple and a touch of spice, with good weight toward the conservative finish. Fine. Drinking range: 2016 - 2024 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Dec 2014)
This is generous and juicy and rounded. Quite fleshy, ripe peachy fruit and well balanced sufficient acidity. Quite fresh. It’s a glossy village wine. Very pleasant and succulent. Rating: 16 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2014)
Bright, light yellow. Aromas of orange juice and lemon, plus a whiff of malic acidity. Juicy and moderately dense if on the lean side, showing Meursault-typical flavors of soft citrus fruits and spices. Good material here. Rating: 88-91 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep 2014)
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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