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Château Jean-Faure

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2023
93
The wine is vibrant, floral, fresh, juicy, meaty and lifted, with a strong sensation of crushed rocks, stones, flowers, spice and marine influences. The wine is complex, fruity, and lively, with an earthy character that should age quite well. Give it a year or two in the bottle, and it will be even better. The wine blends 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, and 6% Malbec. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

The wine is vibrant, floral, fresh, juicy, meaty and lifted, with a strong sensation of crushed rocks, stones, flowers, spice and marine influences. The wine is complex, fruity, and lively, with an earthy character that should age quite well. Give it a year or two in the bottle, and it will be even better. The wine blends 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, and 6% Malbec. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
93
With a unique nose of flowers, melted butter, red pit fruits, and spice, the palate is where the wine shows best with its layers of juicy, sweet, lush fruits, minerality, and vibrancy that stays with you. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 6% whole-bunch vinification, Malbec. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94 Pts.

With a unique nose of flowers, melted butter, red pit fruits, and spice, the palate is where the wine shows best with its layers of juicy, sweet, lush fruits, minerality, and vibrancy that stays with you. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 6% whole-bunch vinification, Malbec. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
92
Floral, fruity, elegant, soft, vibrant creamy, there is a lot of lift, energy and life in the core of red fruits here. The finish has polish and a refreshing note of mint that hangs on in the backend. The wine is made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot, which is the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc ever used in blend. Hopefully, they will continue using more Cab Franc in future vintages as it really works here. Drink from 2024-2038.

Floral, fruity, elegant, soft, vibrant creamy, there is a lot of lift, energy and life in the core of red fruits here. The finish has polish and a refreshing note of mint that hangs on in the backend. The wine is made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot, which is the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc ever used in blend. Hopefully, they will continue using more Cab Franc in future vintages as it really works here. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Soft, polished, sweet, floral, and fresh, the fruits are juicy with a touch of spice and mint in the endnote. The wine has a nice depth of flavor, with a creamy, as well as fresh edgy to the spicy, red berries and leafy herbs in the endnote. The wine is made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot, which is the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc ever used in blend. Hopefully, they will continue using more Cab Franc in future vintages as it really works here. Drink from 2023-2039. 91-93

Soft, polished, sweet, floral, and fresh, the fruits are juicy with a touch of spice and mint in the endnote. The wine has a nice depth of flavor, with a creamy, as well as fresh edgy to the spicy, red berries and leafy herbs in the endnote. The wine is made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot, which is the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc ever used in blend. Hopefully, they will continue using more Cab Franc in future vintages as it really works here. Drink from 2023-2039. 91-93

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2020
92
Utilizing one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux, at 65% of the blend, the wine offers a floral dominated perfume with cedar, spice, herbs, mint and salty plums. Medium-bodied, elegant, refined and silky on the palate, there is freshness, refinement and a savory edge to the sweet, vibrant, dusty red fruits in the finish. Drink from 2023-2042.

Utilizing one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux, at 65% of the blend, the wine offers a floral dominated perfume with cedar, spice, herbs, mint and salty plums. Medium-bodied, elegant, refined and silky on the palate, there is freshness, refinement and a savory edge to the sweet, vibrant, dusty red fruits in the finish. Drink from 2023-2042.

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Richly colored, the wine is soft, vibrant and medium-bodied. The perfume easily displays its bouquet of flowers, dark cherries and spice. The wine is elegant, refined and silky on the palate, leaving you with earthy, spicy, fresh and savory, dark red fruits on the palate and in the finish. 91-93 Pts

Richly colored, the wine is soft, vibrant and medium-bodied. The perfume easily displays its bouquet of flowers, dark cherries and spice. The wine is elegant, refined and silky on the palate, leaving you with earthy, spicy, fresh and savory, dark red fruits on the palate and in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
With a nose packed with roasted nuts, espresso, truffle, flowers and dark red fruits, the wine is even better on the palate with its layers of ripe, sweet, silky textured, red fruits. Soft, polished, fresh and fruity, you can drink this early, or age it for more secondary development. Drink from 2023-2035

With a nose packed with roasted nuts, espresso, truffle, flowers and dark red fruits, the wine is even better on the palate with its layers of ripe, sweet, silky textured, red fruits. Soft, polished, fresh and fruity, you can drink this early, or age it for more secondary development. Drink from 2023-2035

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With a beautiful dark hue, the wine shows a complex set of aromatics, lush, silky, sexy textures, richness and complexity. The finish exudes a myriad of spicy red and black fruits, licorice and herbs. Part of what makes this wine so interesting is the blend featuring a high proportion of Cab Franc in the mix using 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 5% Malbec. 92-94 Pts

With a beautiful dark hue, the wine shows a complex set of aromatics, lush, silky, sexy textures, richness and complexity. The finish exudes a myriad of spicy red and black fruits, licorice and herbs. Part of what makes this wine so interesting is the blend featuring a high proportion of Cab Franc in the mix using 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 5% Malbec. 92-94 Pts

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2018
92
With good purity in the fruit, softness in its texture, ripe tannins and loads of fruit on your palate and in the juicy, sweet finish, I am really liking this elegantly styled wine. Give it a couple of years in the cellar and promises to be even better.

With good purity in the fruit, softness in its texture, ripe tannins and loads of fruit on your palate and in the juicy, sweet finish, I am really liking this elegantly styled wine. Give it a couple of years in the cellar and promises to be even better.

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With flowers, black raspberries, dark cherries, licorice, sap and just a bit of jam in the nose, the wine is rich, fresh, sweet, round and refined. There is a nice energetic pop on the palate with plenty of ripe sweet fruit in the end note. 90-92 Pts

With flowers, black raspberries, dark cherries, licorice, sap and just a bit of jam in the nose, the wine is rich, fresh, sweet, round and refined. There is a nice energetic pop on the palate with plenty of ripe sweet fruit in the end note. 90-92 Pts

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2017
89
Flowers and stone along with herbs, spice and red fruits combine to create a medium bodied, crisp, classic red berry-focused wine.

Flowers and stone along with herbs, spice and red fruits combine to create a medium bodied, crisp, classic red berry-focused wine.

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2016
91
Another Saint Emilion that is better in bottle than it was in barrel, the wine now offers deep, juicy plums, espresso, licorice, truffle flowers. Silky, elegant, fresh and lively, with a lifted, dried red pit fruit and floral finish, give this a few years before popping a cork, and it will show even better.

Another Saint Emilion that is better in bottle than it was in barrel, the wine now offers deep, juicy plums, espresso, licorice, truffle flowers. Silky, elegant, fresh and lively, with a lifted, dried red pit fruit and floral finish, give this a few years before popping a cork, and it will show even better.

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Medium bodied with spicy, sweet fruits, this is on the red side of the style range. The wine is bright and fresh with sweet, juicy red plums in the finish.

Medium bodied with spicy, sweet fruits, this is on the red side of the style range. The wine is bright and fresh with sweet, juicy red plums in the finish.

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2015
91
With 50% of the blend devoted to Cabernet Franc, it is easy to understand the strong, floral notes that complicate the fresh, sweet, dark, red berries and spice character of the wine. The round, soft finish is completed by the chocolate covered cherries in the endnote.

With 50% of the blend devoted to Cabernet Franc, it is easy to understand the strong, floral notes that complicate the fresh, sweet, dark, red berries and spice character of the wine. The round, soft finish is completed by the chocolate covered cherries in the endnote.

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The high percentage of Cabernet Franc adds this great floral note and spicy quality to the ripe, dark, red fruits, licorice and earth. The finish ends with a nice, dark chocolate and cherry note that leaves you wanting more.

The high percentage of Cabernet Franc adds this great floral note and spicy quality to the ripe, dark, red fruits, licorice and earth. The finish ends with a nice, dark chocolate and cherry note that leaves you wanting more.

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With 50% Cabernet Franc in the blend, the wine combines ripe, dark cherries, plum, licorice and fresh flowers along with round, plush textures and a fresh, sweet, fruit and spice filled finish.

With 50% Cabernet Franc in the blend, the wine combines ripe, dark cherries, plum, licorice and fresh flowers along with round, plush textures and a fresh, sweet, fruit and spice filled finish.

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2014
90
Dark red berries with a round, plush center and a sweet, polished fruity finish. 89-91 Pts

Dark red berries with a round, plush center and a sweet, polished fruity finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013
84
With smoky red fruits, the medium-bodied wine has a chalky finish. 83-85 Pts

With smoky red fruits, the medium-bodied wine has a chalky finish. 83-85 Pts

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2012
85
Smoke, red fruits, medium-bodied with a chalky finish. 84-86 Pts

Smoke, red fruits, medium-bodied with a chalky finish. 84-86 Pts

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2011
88
Chocoalte, smoke, espresso bean, licorice and black cherry scents lead to a soft, open, easy to drink wine that finishes with cocoa and plum.

Chocoalte, smoke, espresso bean, licorice and black cherry scents lead to a soft, open, easy to drink wine that finishes with cocoa and plum.

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2010
89
Deeply colored with black raspberry, licorice and earthy scents, this round, sweet, full bodied St. Emilion wine should offer good value when it's released. 88-90 Pts

Deeply colored with black raspberry, licorice and earthy scents, this round, sweet, full bodied St. Emilion wine should offer good value when it's released. 88-90 Pts

4,739 Views   Tasted
2009
89
Spice, black raspberry, licorice and earthy scents lead to a medium/full bodied wine with soft textures and a long, round, ripe black cherry filled finish.

Spice, black raspberry, licorice and earthy scents lead to a medium/full bodied wine with soft textures and a long, round, ripe black cherry filled finish.

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