Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Strange review of Joblot's new cuvee

Davy Strange of Elitistreview.com was the grateful recipient of a bottle sent to him by one of our more unusual customers - unusual in that he sent a bottle of wine he had purchased from us to a self-declared madcap reviewer he didn't actually know. Davy has had quite a lot of experience of Jean-Marc Joblot's wines but I think this may be his first taste of anything put together by daughter Juliette and Davy certainly seemed a little upset that Juliette had dared to blend his beloved Servoisine with anything else, even if it was with the other Premier Cru wines from the same village and vintage.

Not to worry, he clearly loved the resulting cuvee, the 2016 Givry Premier Cru 'L'Empreintes' and sent me a note the following day, raving about it and demanding that I hold some wine back for him. The great British public don't generally rush to buy £30 bottles of wine so I didn't think this would be a great problem

Jancis Robinson doesn't appear to have tasted anything that has bolted from the Joblot stable since 2010 and the Vinous mob don't seem to know this estate exists! Sacrilege really when you consider that it is the finest estate in the Chalonnaise. 

Visit Elitistreview for the full text of Davy's review entitled 'BOLD, BRASH, BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDY' which sets the tone for his tasting note which begins: 'Wow, the energy and vivacity of this wine’s nose are enthralling! It amply demonstrates the beauty, power and total delicious pleasure-value that young Pinot Noir can explode with' and, later, 'This is a great wine at a highly reasonable price, and whether you want a fun, fine young Burgundy to enjoy now, or one to put away for 10-15 years I cannot recommend a better bargain'.

Thanks Davy. I agree with all of that.

Now, I know that £30 bottle of wine are not in everyone's grasp so it only seems fair to offer a mixed box with a little discount to entice you - but only for orders received by the end of the month (that's October 2018 for anyone reading this blog in the future) and it seems appropriate that the mix should offer you the chance to decide for yourself whether the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I only bought two of the four Premier Cru wines this year as well, of course, as 'L'Empreintes'. However, Servoisine and Cellier aux Moines are the mainstays of the family's production and there is also some 'Preface', a village Givry without Premier Cru status that is worth trying so...

A case of two bottles each of the four wines (L'Empreintes, Servoisine, Cellier au Moines and Preface) would normally cost £211 but the offer here is £195 including delivery.

For those feeling confident (and why wouldn't you), we are offering an 18-bottle case which will comprise four each of the above wines plus one each of the 2015 Clos Marole and Bois Chevaux, normally £473 for £425 - that's over 10% off our list prices.

Please note that the offer is not on the website so you'll have to email if you want to take advantage.