Chateau Chauvin 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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Jancis Robinson MW
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Robert Parker
SKU
CSEC201810 UCAU
$91.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$91.00 Per item
Checking in as a mix of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new oak, the 2018 Château Chauvin is a rich, powerful wine that clearly ranks with the finest wines from this address in the past decade or so. A dense purple hue is followed by awesome black raspberry and spiced cherry fruits as well as notes of chocolate, dried herbs, sandalwood, and tobacco. With full-bodied richness, a round, layered mouthfeel, and ripe yet certainly present tannins, it has some up-front appeal given its beautiful fruit and texture, yet it deserves 4-6 years in the cellar and will be a 20- to 25-year wine. Bravo! - Jeb Dunnuck
Checking in as a mix of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new oak, the 2018 Château Chauvin is a rich, powerful wine that clearly ranks with the finest wines from this address in the past decade or so. A dense purple hue is followed by awesome black raspberry and spiced cherry fruits as well as notes of chocolate, dried herbs, sandalwood, and tobacco. With full-bodied richness, a round, layered mouthfeel, and ripe yet certainly present tannins, it has some up-front appeal given its beautiful fruit and texture, yet it deserves 4-6 years in the cellar and will be a 20- to 25-year wine. Bravo! - Jeb Dunnuck

Scores & Reviews

17 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Inky dark. Ripe, rich and black fruited on the nose. Cassis, blackberry and mulberry – so much fruit. On the palate all that fruit is there too but currently covered by the tannins. Savoury, lightly spicy, chewy. Dark and satisfying on the palate, chewy in a good way. Opens in the glass, and the tannins seem to become more fine-grained. The fruit is really well sustained from start to finish. Dark and pure. Even with all the layers of tannin, there's a juiciness seeping round the edges. More finesse to come in the bottle, for sure.

96 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

Checking in as a mix of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new oak, the 2018 Château Chauvin is a rich, powerful wine that clearly ranks with the finest wines from this address in the past decade or so. A dense purple hue is followed by awesome black raspberry and spiced cherry fruits as well as notes of chocolate, dried herbs, sandalwood, and tobacco. With full-bodied richness, a round, layered mouthfeel, and ripe yet certainly present tannins, it has some up-front appeal given its beautiful fruit and texture, yet it deserves 4-6 years in the cellar and will be a 20- to 25-year wine. Bravo!

94 / 100

Robert Parker

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Chauvin is a little shy to begin, revealing pretty scents of wild blueberries, kirsch and warm black cherries followed by hints of violets and star anise. Full, wonderfully intense and concentrated, there is a lot of bright, crunchy fruit here with firm, rounded tannins and a refreshing lift to the long finish. Nicely done!