2012JobardBlanc2012 Antoine Jobard, Bourgogne Blanc, White Burgundy, France.
The deep and concentrated 2012 Bourgogne Blanc, the basic white, is rather much more than you’d expect, a small crop of grapes loaded with flavor all coming from 20 year old vines in Meursault, yes by any other name, this is Meursault from one of the regions most respected Domaines. The 2012 Bourgogne Blanc is energy filled, bursting with intensity as you’d expect from this label, these wines are always laser like sharp and precise with gripping acidity and with forceful mineral tones, truly terroir driven, you can taste the dusty limestone and river rocks. This version is bold and dense with white flowers, lime and lemon citrus, brine, wet stones, steely/liquid mineral, clove, a hint of wood and some green apple plus tangy peach pit. This is racy stuff, classic and with loads of character, charm and vibrancy, it was crafted by Jobard in artisan fashion in mostly used oak, but with up to 20% new, it was fermented in wood, though you’d never guess that and it saw lees aging, and was bottled unfined. This is serious Chardonnay and while insiders and Kermit Lynch fans have been trying to keep this all to themselves, this is one of the best secret values in white Burgundy, I highly recommend searching this out and stocking up, this vintage is stunning and is a step up from the last 2 or 3 vintages, which were exceptional wines as well! Drink this wine anytime for pure Burgundy class and pleasure, but it should be a superb wine to lose in the cellar for a few years too, drink from 2015 to 2022.
($40 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive

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