France, Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion

Château Jean Faure

Those who know their Bordeaux cult wines know that several of the cultiest labels are not Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon dominant. Ausone, Lafleur, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, and Le Dôme are mainly composed of Cabernet Franc. Occasionally, Figeac and Cheval Blanc are mostly Cabernet Franc. Recently, Angélus has started producing a tiny production, 100% old vines Cabernet Franc uber label: Hommage à Elisabeth Bouchet—rare as hen’s teeth, but worth the hunt. But only a handful of other estates dotted around the Right Bank focus on Cabernet Franc. Château Jean Faure is one of them.

Let’s be Franc

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