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2016 Chateau Jean Faure
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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.
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)
This has a firm-edged spine of cedar and chalk running through the core of black currant and bitter cherry fruit, picking up light tobacco and loam accents along the way.-J.M.
A dense and linear fruit and tannin structure to this wine. Full body and chewy tannins. Fresh and long. Gorgeous already. Much better than the 2015.
The 2016 Jean Faure is soft, forward and juicy, with lovely aromatic complexity that plays off the fruit nicely. Sweet tobacco, red cherry, smoke and iron notes are pushed forward in this pleasant, mid-weight Saint Émilion. Jean Faure is distinguished by a high presence of Cabernet Franc, which comes through loud and clear in the wine's aromatic profile and overall feel. The 2016 is likely to require a few years to come into its own. Tasted two times. Hubert de Boüard consults.