2019 BOURGOGNE CÔTE D'OR Blanc Vieilles Vignes Domaine Rémi Jobard


9 parcels, all touching Meursault 'village'. Quite tight initially, but there's a sneaky little sweetness of fruit just under the surface here, which adds to the impression of ripe fruit juiciness. Citrussy, fresh and so pure - lovely as usual. Drinking range: 2021 - 2028L&S (Oct 2020)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

Pretty aromas are comprised by notes of petrol, acacia and essence of poached pear. There is better intensity and delineation to the succulent middle weight flavors that conclude in a more complex and markedly dry finale where a hint of bitter lemon rind adds a touch of lift. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 86-89 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2021)

A huge step up on the straight BB, this is an imposing wine made from parcels of vines all surrounding Meursault and it looks suitably grand. Wearing a strong Jobard signature this is a great way of experiencing this estates wine style but without shelling out too much cash. Rating: 17.5+ Matthew Jukes (Jan 2021)

Cask sample. Creamy, hazelnut nose – very much more complex than the Bourgogne Blanc from this producer. Really chiselling and fine. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Jan 2021)

All domaine, made from nine plots of, which three are in Les Pellands. All, but one plot is over 40 years old. Clear, pure colour and a noticeably more refined nose, in a different league from the straight Bourgogne. Crystalline. The wine fattens out just a little at the back, but this is very classy and exceptionally long for Bourgogne Blanc, with the faintest sucrosity. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 87-90 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Oct 2020)

Rémi has been making small qualitative changes ever since he took over here in 1996. 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 domaine has been certified organic from 2008. He 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.

Rémi has two vast presses, to enable him to press very slowly over six hours, and 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.

Rémi made a move from traditional barrels to foudres made of a mix of French, Austrian and Slavonian oak, constructed by Austrian cooper Stockinger, and having added a new one (or two) each year, there's barely a normal barrel left. He likes the way the wines develop in these large volumes, in which the 'oaking' effect is minimised.


  • We will respond as quickly as possible with confirmation of your order and your invoice.

Please note that certain wines are on very tight allocations and will first be offered to customers who buy across the range. If you have any queries, please email our primeurs team or speak to your usual L&S contact.


Please feel free to email us at any time. This list can include wines listed as available on the website, as well as those marked 'To Be Advised'. We will reply as soon as possible with confirmation of what we can offer.


Wines bought en primeur are scheduled to arrive in the UK over the course of the next eighteen months. If you do not wish to take home delivery, you may wish to consider where you would like the wines shipped on arrival in the UK. Lea & Sandeman offers duty paid and in bond storage through a dedicated storage company called Elephant Storage. For more details on the terms and fees associated with storage please go to our Storage Homepage or contact our primeurs team for more information.

While helpful, we do not require a firm commitment on delivery destination to process your primeur order at this stage. Our team will be in contact with you when your wines arrive in the UK to confirm the necessary delivery details.


OFFER: All wines are offered subject to availability and final confirmation.

PRICING: All prices are quoted IN BOND ex-VAT, by the case size stated. Please double check that the desired case size does match what is being offered as wines are variously listed in threes, sixes, dozens, halves and larger formats.

DELIVERY - TIMING: This is a primeur offer so the wines are not yet physically available for delivery. They will be shipped to the UK over the next eighteen months. Generally, wines are shipped to your nominated location once the whole order has landed in our London City Bond account. If you require wines to be delivered by a certain date, please advise us at the time of ordering.

DELIVERY - FEES: In bond delivery to an Elephant Storage account (for more information see 'Storage Options' opposite) is free of charge. Transfer of wines to any third-party bond (i.e. not Elephant Storage) will incur an administration charge of £16.50 + VAT for all orders under £1,000. Please indicate if you would like the wine duty paid and a duty & VAT invoice will be raised once all the wines on your order are available for shipment. Once the relevant duty & VAT has been settled, we will ship the wines to your nominated address as per our normal duty paid Delivery Terms.

PAYMENT: All orders will be invoiced for immediate payment by cheque, cash, debit card or cleared funds to our account. We regret that we cannot accept credit cards for primeur orders. We reserve the right to apply a dunning charge of 2% per month on invoices unpaid after 30 days.