2015 Domaine Rémi Jobard
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Beautifully fat and rich - a Meursault Villages quality in many cellars - bright and firm, with a lovely long, lemony finish. I went back to this after tasting the Premiers Crus and it still showed fantastically well - fat and pure. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S (Nov 2016)
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Cask sample. Simple, refreshing, dry and savoury with a zingy citrus fruit. Classic Bourgogne, though very simplistic in flavour. Drinking range: 2016 - 2018 Rating: 15.5 Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2017)
Oak foudres. This is vivacious. Lively lemon fruit. More compact. Energetic, splashing fruit. Good intensity for a Bourgogne. This is a notch up. From 2018 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Dec 2016)
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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