2003

Technical sheet

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Vintage 2003

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

70% Merlot
25% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon

AGING

Barrel aging : 16 month
60% new oak – 40% barreis of one year

Tasting notes

“This top-notch effort appears capable of rivaling Chauvin’s brilliant 2001 and 1998. The color is a handsome blue/purple to the rim. The bouquet offers scents of smoke, minerals, crushed rocks, white flowers, black cherries, and some blue fruits. Powerful and dense, with high alcohol, glycerin, and fruit, low acidity, ripe tannin, and tremendous richness, it should be at its finest between 2008-2018.”

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate:
90-92/100