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2009 Chateau Jean-Faure Saint-Emilion

Winery: Chateau Jean-Faure
Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Region: Bordeaux

Food Pairing:Red meat like beef and lamb

Price: $49.98
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Chateau Jean-Faure Saint-Emilion

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(a blend of 54% cabernet franc, 40% merlot and 6% malbec, with a crop level, according to Decelle, of 34 hectoliters per hectare; 60% new oak) Bright ruby. C abernet franc-dominated nose offers precise aromas of red cherry, blackcurrant, violet and white pepper, plus a hint of cocoa. Then densely packed and a bit tight in the middle, featuring lively if not particularly pliant red and black fruit flavors and a nice dusting of minerals. Finishes long and slightly austere, with mounting dusty-but-ripe tannins and a lingering strawberry note. This rather uncompromising wine possesses sneaky concentration but is not the type that shows well during the primeur tastings; still, it should develop well during its second year of elevage and in bottle.

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