Chateau Jean Faux Bordeaux Superieur Wine

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Chateau Jean Faux  Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux Wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting  reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Jean Faux is an estate with a lot of history in the region, Located not far from Cotes de Castillon , the property dates back to the 18th century. The modern age for Chateau Jean Faux begins in 2002, when the vineyard was purchased by Pascal Collotte. With its park like grounds, the property is quite large, in fact it occupies close to 45 hectares in total. The estate was in poor condition at the time of the purchase. In fact, only 1.5 hectares were in good enough condition to produce grapes that were suitable to make wine. One of the first decisions made by Pascal Collotte was to bring in the well-known consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt .

The 11.5 hectare vineyard of Chateau Jean Faux is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc for the red wine. The vines are on average 25 years of age. The vines are planted to a density of 7,400 vines per hectare, which is quite dense for the Right Bank . 2 hectares are reserved for white wine grapes, which are planted to 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon . The terroir of Chateau Jean Faux is clay and limestone soils. Since 2011, the property now farms using only biodynamic farming techniques in the vineyards.

To produce the wine of Chateau Jean Faux, the wine is vinified in temperature controlled, stainless vats that range in size from 40 hectoliters to 80 hectoliters. The wine is whole berry fermented. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months. Stephane Derenoncourt is the consultant.

There is a second wine , La Dame, Chateau Jean Faux. On average, Chateau Jean Faux produces 4,000 cases of wine per year.

Château Jean Faux Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2015 Château Jean Faux

    1. Forward, easy drinking wine, with a spicy, soft textured, black raspberry personality with hints of licorice and cocoa in the finish.

      89 points - Tasted
  2. 2014 Château Jean Faux

    1. Forest scents with crisp red fruits and a soft, easy drinking, spicy finish. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
  3. 2013 Château Jean Faux

    1. Using 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is soft, with a polish to the texture, finishing with sweet and tart red berries in the end note. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
  4. 2012 Château Jean Faux

    1. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced an earthy, black raspberry- and licorice-filled wine with an open, easy-to-like personality. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  5. 2011 Château Jean Faux

    1. From clay and limestone soils, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is aged in 50% new oak. Floral and cherry vanilla scents. Medium bodied, tannic and slightly dry in the finish. 86-88 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
  6. 2010 Château Jean Faux

    1. What a great little Bordeaux value wine this has turned out to be. Forward, round and open, with lots of chocolate, licorice, black cherry and coffee. The fruit is soft and polished. Drink this on the young side to get the most from this blend of 45% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon .

      89 points - Tasted
  7. 2009 Château Jean Faux

    1. With aromas of jam, licorice, black and red fruits and smoke, this supple textured wine ends with a fresh black cherry finish.

      89 points - Tasted
  8. 2008 Château Jean Faux

    1. Ready to drink, this crowd pleasing wine offers licorice, coffee bean, black cherries and earthy notes in its character. The wine is round, fleshy and affordable.

      88 points - Tasted