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Country / Region: Bordeaux

Vintage: 2018

Name: AOP Saint-Emilion

Grape variety: 80 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 13.5 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


Estate rated 1 star in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2022 Estate rated 3 stars in the Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2022 Wine rated 93/100 by our Selection Committee!


The 2018 Red L’Ouverture Saint-Emilion from Jean Faure is an incredibly fresh and classy wine. Its aromas of ripe black fruits, delicate spices, and wood balance a racy and juicy palate, with a slight licorice finish. A perfectly balanced wine that can be enjoyed in its young years and in the next five years. A beautiful Saint-Emilion rated 93/100 by our Selection Committee.


Hand harvested. Vinification in whole bunches in concrete and wooden vats, regular punching down. Aged for 16 months for 80% in wooden vats and 20% in barrels of one wine.


Dark red, carmine highlights


Abundant ripe black fruits punctuated by spicy notes, a burst of cedar and a fine noble woodiness.


Rich and generous, this wine is balanced and fresh, of great class !


Serve between 16 and 18°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Roasted lamb with rosemary, grilled beef rib, venison noisette with cranberries.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2026

Located at the heart of Saint-Emilion, right next to the iconic Cheval Blanc, Château Jean Faure is a singular estate. Converted to biodynamix​​ agriculture, plowed by horseback, the vineyard is one of the best expressions of the Cabernet grape. Its owner Olivier Decelle does not skimp on any detail to ensure that this wine stands amongst the elite. There are even whispers that his first wine could easily compare in style and typicity to its illustrious neighbor… 

On this incredible 2018 vintage, Jean Faure stands as an exemplary wine. A complete and joyous expression of the terroir aptly named L’Ouverture. A great Saint-Emilion that has nothing to envy to its more prestigious neighbors..especially at such as price! An exclusivity for Valap members…