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May272012

2004 Meursault-Genevrieres, 1ier cru Domaine Jobard

I am a Jobard fan, primarily of Jobard the Elder, but the Younger seems to have listened to his father well enough! These are not New World leche-bottes ... they are restrained and elegant with the focus on the minerality ... and hold back on the new oak and other complications. This is drinking beautifully and taking on those fabuous notes of maturity ... that stunning "gout de vas" qu'on trouve qu'en bourgogne . Solid extracts, well-structured ... if I were to complain of anything, it would be my usual bug-a-bear regarding alcohol levels. This is 13%, and whilst the wine remains balanced, it has a slight twinge of warmth on the finish which is unsettling. You want it to finish on a cool, crisp note, and it does not.

Still, I wish that I had left it to age a few more years in the cellar this morning when I went hunting for something to sip whilst floating in the pool ... yes  ...summer has finally arrived in England. I may even leave a bit in the bottle for the Sunday roast that I smell wafting from the house ...

Merci Messieurs Jobard.

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