2005

Technical sheet

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Vintage 2005

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
15% Cabernet Franc

AGING

Barrel aging : 16 month
45% new oak – 55% barreis of one year

Tasting notes

“Chauvin’s successful 2005 ranks alongside their 2000 and 1998. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by lovely aromas of black currants, cherries, smoke, meats, and minerals. Superb purity, full body, good acidity, and moderate tannin suggest this fleshy, substantial St.-Emilion will be drinkable in 3-4 years, and last for 15 or more."

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate:
90-92/100