2004

Technical sheet

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Vintage 2004

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

85% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignin

AGING

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

Tasting notes

“The 2004 Chauvin may turn out to be outstanding. Its dark ruby/purple hue is accompanied by beautiful aromas and flavors of black raspberries, blueberries, cassis, lead pencil shavings, spice, licorice, tar, and roasted herbs. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, this impressive sleeper of the vintage will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age, and should keep for 10-15 years.”

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate:
89+/100

“Perky nose, ripe red fruits, cherries. Reasonably fresh, silky, finely concentrated, vigourous rather than elegant, good length. Drink 2010-15.”

Decanter :
15/20