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Chateau Jean Faure Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2012

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, 5% Malbec
Vintage: 2012
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%

The Wine
Majestic 2012! The vintage of the century Bordeaux has spread its benefits to Château Jean Faure 2012 ideal weather conditions: sunny, warm and dry without excess, loves the vine above all. The harvest could be the card of the terroirs and varieties for optimal ripeness. Château Jean Faure 2012 is complete with a nose intense red fruit, a beautiful material, medium and elegantly furnished mouth toasted oak.

Chateau Jean Faure was purchased by Decelle Oliver in 2004. Part of the reason for purchase was, the estate came recommended to Decelle Oliver, by the noted, Left Bank consultant, Jacques Boissenot. Decelle Oliver is well versed in Bordeaux wine making as he also owns Chateau Haut Ballet in the Satellite appellation of Fronsac and he has property in the Medoc as well, Chateau Haut Maurac.
The 18 hectare, Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau Jean Faure has a terroir of gravel, sand and clay soils. The vineyard is planted to 54% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and 6% Malbec. Chateau Jean Faure is an interesting right bank estate, due in large part to the vineyard cepage. Chateau Jean Faure has one of the largest concentrations of Cabernet Franc and Malbec planted in the entire Bordeaux appellation. The vineyard of Chateau Jean Faure has old vines that average close to 40 years of age.
Producer Chateau Jean Faure
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Color Red
Alcohol Content 13.5%
Serving Temperature 16°C
Vintage 2012
Grape Variety 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, 5% Malbec
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring Drink/Keep
Bottle Size 75cl
Robert Parker 85-87 Points
Wine Spectator 90 Points

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