Jobard’s Meursault-Blagny comes from a 0.5-hectare parcel in La Pièce sous le Bois, another vineyard at the very top of the slope, this time above Puligny (on the far edge of Meursault). Although his stony terroir sits at 300-350 metres and is therefore a very cool site, the vineyard picks up plenty of sun during the summer. Jobard tends two parcels; half very old vines, planted in the 1930s, the other half replanted in 2009. Buffeted by the cool winds, this site is picked later than Les Genevrières and co. and yet, thanks to rocky soils, the old vines and the low yields, it remains a deep yet pulsating and crystalline expression of Meursault.
“Moderate reduction knocks down the nose though the underlying fruit does seem ripe. The exceptionally rich, round, concentrated and caressing medium-bodied flavors possess a highly seductive mouth feel while delivering fine length if only slightly better than average depth”. 89 – 92 points, Allen Meadows, burghound.com, Issue 67
“The 2015 Meursault -Blagny 1er Cru has a crisp bouquet with scents of dried honey, hazelnut and smoke, demonstrating more delineation and drive compared to the Puligny Champs-Gain. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with a fine line of acidity. I appreciate here the saline undertow of this wine and the energy conveyed towards the finish. The persistence feels long but tender, completing one of the domaine’s best wines this vintage. This would be my pick from Jobard this year.” 91 – 93 points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, Issue 230