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2016 Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

Grapes Cab Franc, Merlot
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Saint Emilion & Satellites
Village Saint Emilion
Classification Grand Cru Classé

A property that is on the plateau between Cheval Blanc and l'Évangile. 50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot. Supple creamy cool fruit expression - sappy and delicious black berry fruit, juicy with real grace and elegance. Beautifully done, and once again the high Cabernet Franc content giving a wine that is particularly successful this year. The property is in conversion to organic viticulture and will be certified from the 2017 vintage. Drinking range: 2024 - 2035 Rating: 91-92 L&S (Apr 2017)

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Lots of herbal, earthy notes emerge from the 2016 Château Jean Faure, and it's medium-bodied, savory, and relatively one-dimensional on the palate. A blend of close to equal parts Cabernet franc and Merlot, it's best drunk over the coming 7-8 years. Drinking range: 2019 - 2027 Rating: 87 Jeb Dunnuck, (Feb 2019)

The 2016 Jean Faure is a gorgeous wine endowed with considerable near and medium-term appeal. Raspberry jam, leather, smoke, espresso and exotic floral/savory notes all race through this perfumed, expressive Saint-Émilion. The Cabernet Franc is particularly expressive here. Drinking range: 2021 - 2031 Rating: 92 Antonio Galloni, (Jan 2019)

The 2016 Jean Faure has a very attractive, quite floral bouquet with some lovely black cherry, raspberry preserve and rose petal aromas that waft from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well judged acidity, layers of crisp black and red fruit with fine mineral tension towards the finish. That's the best Jean Faure that I have tasted at primeur. Drinking range: 2020 - 2038 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, (May 2017)

Château Jean Faure

Château Jean Faure was bought by Olivier Decelle (who had already acquired the Maury, 'Mas Amiel' by then) in 2004. This ended a dark period in the property's history, since it had lost its position as a 'Grand Cru Classé' in 1985, thanks to bad management at the time. A long period of investment and restructuring followed. The vineyard oof 18 hectares, being partly on a similar gravel to its near neighbour Cheval Blanc, is composed of 56% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and 6% Malbec. The property has now regained its 'classé' rank. The wine is aged for eighteen months, one third in concrete, and two thirds in barrels, 60% new, and 40% one year old.

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