2002

Technical sheet

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Vintage 2002

Wine's name :
Château Chauvin

GENERAL INFORMATION

Owner : Sylvie Cazes

Vineyard : 15 hectares
Terroir : Sand clay soils with iron dross sub-soil
Average age of vines : 28 years

GRAPE VARIETIES IN THE FINAL BLEND

80% Merlot
15% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon

AGING

Barrel aging : 16 month
65% new oak – 35% barreis of one year

Tasting notes

“One of my favorite St.-Emilions for its superb savory, broad flavor profile, the deep ruby/purple-colored 2002 Chauvin exhibits notes of melted licorice, black currants, cherries, smoke, and earth. Long, persistent, and rich, this medium-bodied wine avoids the hard, dry tannin found in many 2002 St.-Emilions. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016.”

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate:
87-89/100