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The Wines

90-100% Marsanne (50% from Rochecourbe at Malleval (1976), 50% from Limony (1980s), 0-10% Roussanne from Malleval (1976), 10% new, 90% 1-2-3 year 228-litre oak cask fermented, raised 11 months (before mid-2010s steel vat fermented, then raised 30% new, 70% 1-2-3 year 228-litre oak casks 9 months), malo completed, 4,500-6,000 b

2019 ()

(100% Marsanne, cask, malo not yet, bottling June 2020) yellow robe; peach, nutty airs, cool notes on the nose. This is shapely, gives a good run of white fruits, squeezy, clear gras, is juicy late on, with white plum, a note of spice on the finish, the length good. This is good table wine, nice and drinkable. “It’s less exuberant than 2018,” Anthony Paret. 2025-26 Feb 2020

2018

full yellow robe; the bouquet has a very grilled side to it, the oak forward a lot, is backed by tropical fruit airs. The palate bears generous mixed fruits, peach, mango, with oaking and sweetness, glazed brown sugar notes, a little petrol on the second half, cooked orange towards the finish. The oak distracts on the nose, less on the palate. It’s a wine for la table, but I’m not sure how well it will live. 13°. To 2024 Feb 2020

2016

bottled six weeks ago: shiny yellow. The nose is striking, wide and full of interest, airs of cooked banana, crème patisserie. The palate is rich and suave on the attack – this is a good table wine, up for Escoffier cuisine, sauces. It has a good spine of definition, and attractive flesh around it, well measured. This is a good example of St Jo blanc destined to be a table wine, since it is wholesome, natural, and NOT New Wave. It ends finely, neatly, is very coherent, shapely, delivers some ginger and nutty grip towards the finish.13°. €16.50. 2023-24 Nov 2017

2014 ()

yellow colour. Has a truthful peach aroma with ginger, cooked lemon, a good Marsanne display. Pear and apricot feature in a cosy flavour and texture. Good, stylish wine that is OK for the aperitif and for fish dishes. It gives nice grip on the finish. It has a light lime thread through it. Aromatic, enjoyable. 13°. Bottled July 2015. €14.80. To 2018  Oct 2015

2009 ()

pale yellow, good colour; the nose is breezy beside many of the Heavy Goods Vehicle 2009 Saint-Joseph whites – salt and dried fruits, has a certain poise. The palate is led by the hazelnut of the Marsanne, comes with a free flow, and moves well. Has a clear, rather mineral ending. This can do the aperitif, also fine food dishes. Local expression, STGT wine in style. 12.5°. To 2017. July 2010

2006

soft, bit of bonbon sweets and toast in the nose – has pear spice and white pepper hints. Soft, rather hidden palate – comes in an elegant, understated style. Later on there is some chewiness and grip. Safe, workmanlike wine, with OK length. 13°. From Sept 2007. 2011-12 June 2007