Chateau Chauvin St. Emillion 2010
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
James SucklingElegant nose with blackberries and licorice. Opens up with Earl Grey, cedar and steely mineral character. Full and intense on the palate with polished dark fruit and refined tannins. Wonderful texture and long finish with a tasty licorice note. Drink from 2016.
Wine Advocate Chauvin produces a stylish wine, always exhibiting plenty of black cherry fruit intermixed with garrigue notes as well as hints of spice box and Christmas fruitcake in a medium to full-bodied, elegant yet savory and expansively textured style. The 2010 has a precociousness that gives it an up-front, sexy appeal, but then clamps down on the palate as the tannins begin to accumulate in the wine's finish. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 25. Drink Date: 2016-2041.
Wine SpectatorRipe and fleshy, with lots of crushed plum, blackberry paste and steeped fig notes, supported by a spine of charcoal and graphite. Delivers a smoldering, toasty finish. Shows more oomph than purity, but remains solid nonetheless. Drink now through 2017.