Château Chauvin Saint Emilion 2009
Wine AdvocateA major sleeper of the vintage, this over-achieving St.-Emilion seems to come up big in many of the top vintages and needs more recognition from consumers. Loads of black currants, toasty oak and forest floor notes comprise this large-scaled, substantial wine. With its intense fruit, copius glycerin, and long, complete finish, this wine is successful now but should be better in 3-4 years and last for 15 or more.
Wine EnthusiastRich and structured wine, this is full of opulent black fruits, sweet tannins and an immediately attractive smooth and juicy character. The wine has obvious weight and concentration. Ready to drink in the next 3-4 years.
Wine SpectatorA solid, toasty style, with ganache, warm fig and dark coffee notes melded together and running through the grippy finish. A bit obvious in the end, but good enough. Drink now through 2013.