Château Jean-Faure 2009 Red (Saint-Émilion)
Richly juicy wine, with red berry fruits and ripe tannins. It is well balanced with black currant acidity cutting through the dark spice and wood. A wine for long-term aging.
Château Jean-Faure 2006 Red (Saint-Émilion)
A serious, complex wine, its tannins and full fruit still young and headstrong. There is power here, spice wood adding to the black cherry fruit and complex acidity. For aging.
Château Jean-Faure 2008 Red (Saint-Émilion)
Rich and ripe, this is a full-bodied wine that has great plum and sweet blackberry flavors and good concentration. Firm in texture, the dusty tannins giving further density. For aging over 5–6 years.
Château Jean-Faure 2005 Red (Saint-Émilion)
Smoky wood dominates this wine, giving it a rich layer of softness. However, the fruit is all there, rich, packed with sweet tannins, showing a big, solid core of ripeness. Modern in style, with its rounded corners, this should develop over the next 2–3 years.
Château Jean-Faure 2007 Red (Saint-Émilion)
A wine that initially seems smothered in wood. Only slowly do the blackberry fruits and fresh acidity come through, and even then the toast, and a green edge, are dominant. Maybe a year’s extra aging will help.