Grapelive: Wine of the Day January 11, 2017

2014jobardblanc2014 Domaine Antoine Jobard, Bourgogne Blanc, France.
Seriously seductive and gorgeous even now, without decanting, straight from bottle and un-chilled cellar temp. this Jobard Bourgogne Blanc 2014 leap from the glass with grace and poised intensity with white flowers, hazelnut and bright mineral detail, this is wonderful Chardonnay. Coming off four single blocks Herbeaux, En l’Ormeau, La Monatine, and Sous la Velle of organic 20 year old vines on classic clay and limestone around Meursault the Domaine Antoine Jobard Bougogne Blanc is a vibrant and stylish example of finely crafted wine, aged sur lie in barrel with beautiful acidity to match the rich leesy texture. These 2014 basic White Burgundies from Roulot and Jobard are stunning and offer tremendous value and quality, especially when you consider their pedigree and wow factor, in particular I found the Jobard a thrilling wine that maybe a bit better at this stage, if you were ever interested in what the fuss was about hand crafted white Burgundy and wanted to sample a prime expression of terroir driven Chardonnay, then you’d find all your answers in a wine such as this, Antoine has it nailed in 2014! The Jobard Bourgogne Blanc has a brilliant pale yellow/golden hue, that most certainly catch even Donald Trump’s fancy, leading to a decedent and vivid palate of crisp stony, almost Chablis like vitality with white peach, apple and lime unfolding brightly and with tangy and lengthy lemon curd, golden fig, spicy liquid mineral/steely element and mouth filling brioche/lessy note. Gaining richness throughout, but staying lively and with savory tones and saline there is a underlying brisk nature that keeps everything lifted and focused, this is poised and energy filled Chardonnay at it’s best, drink over the next 3 to 7 years, impressive to the point of obsession!
($48 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive