2011 St Joseph, La Sensonne, Domaine Coursodon

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The Sensonne, matured in 100% new wood, has had a very successful outing in 2011; its heart of dark morello fruit and soft spice is in no way overwhelmed by the ambitious winemaking – quite the reverse. Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer Now respected as one of St Joseph’s top three growers, the naturally diffident Jérôme has acquired new confidence, and the wines return the compliment. The pedigree of their birth, that is to say the best, most precipitous, site in St Jean de Muzols, Tournon and Mauves, is now underlined by a suitably prestigious education, which is far from sentimental. For Jérôme, 2