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Château Chauvin

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2023
90
Espresso, licorice, and black cherry notes open the wine. The medium-bodied palate is soft, fragrant, and fresh, delivering a lot of sweet, though, firm, red fruits with energy, as well as a chalky texture on the palate, and in the finish. You can either enjoy this just about on release, or wait a bit, for more complexity. Drink from 2026-2038. 89-91 Pts.

Espresso, licorice, and black cherry notes open the wine. The medium-bodied palate is soft, fragrant, and fresh, delivering a lot of sweet, though, firm, red fruits with energy, as well as a chalky texture on the palate, and in the finish. You can either enjoy this just about on release, or wait a bit, for more complexity. Drink from 2026-2038. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
93
With a strong opening from its floral character, the perfume quickly moves to its black raspberry, espresso, and earthy side. The lushness in the fruits, freshness in the mid-palate, and salty, crushed stone character in the finish all work in harmony this year. This is the best vintage of Chateau Chauvin ever produced. Drink from 2026-2042. 92-94 Pts.

With a strong opening from its floral character, the perfume quickly moves to its black raspberry, espresso, and earthy side. The lushness in the fruits, freshness in the mid-palate, and salty, crushed stone character in the finish all work in harmony this year. This is the best vintage of Chateau Chauvin ever produced. Drink from 2026-2042. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
90
Dried flowers, cardamon, red fruits and underbrush produce the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, soft, elegant, medium-bodied and forward, leaving you with zesty cherries with touches of licorice and a drop of citrus on the backend that will be delicious to enjoy on release. Drink from 2024-2036.

Dried flowers, cardamon, red fruits and underbrush produce the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, soft, elegant, medium-bodied and forward, leaving you with zesty cherries with touches of licorice and a drop of citrus on the backend that will be delicious to enjoy on release. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Underbrush, red berries and floral notes form the core of this medium-bodied, bright, crisp, crunchy red pit fruit dominated wine that will be delicious to enjoy on release. Drink from 2023-2034. 89-81

Underbrush, red berries and floral notes form the core of this medium-bodied, bright, crisp, crunchy red pit fruit dominated wine that will be delicious to enjoy on release. Drink from 2023-2034. 89-81

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2020
92
Smoky red fruits, tobacco leaf, flowers and red fruits combine to produce the attention-seeking perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, soft and vibrant with silky tannins and a gorgeous sweetness to the fruit in the medium-bodied finish. This could be the best vintage of Chateau Chauvin I have ever tasted! Drink from 2023-2040.

Smoky red fruits, tobacco leaf, flowers and red fruits combine to produce the attention-seeking perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, soft and vibrant with silky tannins and a gorgeous sweetness to the fruit in the medium-bodied finish. This could be the best vintage of Chateau Chauvin I have ever tasted! Drink from 2023-2040.

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Earthy, smoky and loaded with ripe red berries, the wine is soft, elegant, fresh and vibrant. The refied finish delivers sweetness, lift and gracefully-textured red fruits on the backend. 90-92 Pts

Earthy, smoky and loaded with ripe red berries, the wine is soft, elegant, fresh and vibrant. The refied finish delivers sweetness, lift and gracefully-textured red fruits on the backend. 90-92 Pts

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2020
86
Medium-bodied, fresh, light, red berry dominated wine with a touch of herbs and green olives on the nose and finish that is perfect for early drinking pleasure. 85-87 Pts

Medium-bodied, fresh, light, red berry dominated wine with a touch of herbs and green olives on the nose and finish that is perfect for early drinking pleasure. 85-87 Pts

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2019
92
Flowers, cedar, smoke, licorice and red fruit aromas create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, energetic and fresh, with a mid-palate and finish loaded with earthy, spicy, smoky plums and chocolate from start to finish. Drink from 2023-2035.

Flowers, cedar, smoke, licorice and red fruit aromas create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, energetic and fresh, with a mid-palate and finish loaded with earthy, spicy, smoky plums and chocolate from start to finish. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, crisp and juicy, with a focus on its red fruit, licorice, smoke and earthy character. Give this a few years in the cellar for it to further flesh out and soften. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, crisp and juicy, with a focus on its red fruit, licorice, smoke and earthy character. Give this a few years in the cellar for it to further flesh out and soften. 89-91 Pts

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2018
92
With a strong floral accent, the wine adds wet earth, licorice and plums to its nuances. Medium-bodied, soft and silky, with sweet, dark red berries and thyme on the palate and in the finish, there is good freshness and complexity found here.

With a strong floral accent, the wine adds wet earth, licorice and plums to its nuances. Medium-bodied, soft and silky, with sweet, dark red berries and thyme on the palate and in the finish, there is good freshness and complexity found here.

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Medium-bodied, polished, earthy and leafy with succulent cherries, plums, soft textures and roundness. The finish with its thyme-infused red fruits really hits the spot. 90-92 Pts

Medium-bodied, polished, earthy and leafy with succulent cherries, plums, soft textures and roundness. The finish with its thyme-infused red fruits really hits the spot. 90-92 Pts

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2016
91
Soft and polished, with layers of sweet, ripe, juicy plums, the medium-bodied, elegant, easy to like wine serves up sweet, red cherries and licorice with ease. You can enjoy this with just a few years of age.

Soft and polished, with layers of sweet, ripe, juicy plums, the medium-bodied, elegant, easy to like wine serves up sweet, red cherries and licorice with ease. You can enjoy this with just a few years of age.

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Deep in color, full bodied with more richness than usual, there is a tannic structure with enough freshness and crisp, crunchy, dark red berries to age.

Deep in color, full bodied with more richness than usual, there is a tannic structure with enough freshness and crisp, crunchy, dark red berries to age.

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2015
90
Fresh, forward, medium bodied, easy drinking, red cherry dominated fruit with earth and thyme accents.

Fresh, forward, medium bodied, easy drinking, red cherry dominated fruit with earth and thyme accents.

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Good color, fresh, forward, soft, but a it feels slightly pushed, and a bit extracted for its abilities. Still the earthy, thyme and cherry finish is quite nice.

Good color, fresh, forward, soft, but a it feels slightly pushed, and a bit extracted for its abilities. Still the earthy, thyme and cherry finish is quite nice.

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Medium bodied, fresh, forward, soft, but a little pushed, during the extraction, giving it just a bit of dryness in the plummy, cherry, thyme and earthy finish.

Medium bodied, fresh, forward, soft, but a little pushed, during the extraction, giving it just a bit of dryness in the plummy, cherry, thyme and earthy finish.

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Medium bodied with a plethora of fresh, ripe berries, earth, flowers and stone, this wine is the best the estate has produced since Sylvie Cazes took over. There is an attractive softness to the elegant finish. The bottles now have a new label, which history buffs may be interested to know is a redesign of their label from the 1920s.

Medium bodied with a plethora of fresh, ripe berries, earth, flowers and stone, this wine is the best the estate has produced since Sylvie Cazes took over. There is an attractive softness to the elegant finish. The bottles now have a new label, which history buffs may be interested to know is a redesign of their label from the 1920s.

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2014
87
Sporting a new label, which history buffs may be interested to know is a redesign of their label from the 1920s, the medium-bodied, floral, red berry-dominated wine is on the fresh, smooth, easy drinking side. 86-88 Pts

Sporting a new label, which history buffs may be interested to know is a redesign of their label from the 1920s, the medium-bodied, floral, red berry-dominated wine is on the fresh, smooth, easy drinking side. 86-88 Pts

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2013
88
Pleasant and easy to drink, this lighter styled wine will offer its cherry and spice profile on release. 87-89 Pts

Pleasant and easy to drink, this lighter styled wine will offer its cherry and spice profile on release. 87-89 Pts

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2012
88
Medium bodied, with a bright red fruit character, the wine shows some sweet and tart cherries in the fresh, finish. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Medium bodied, with a bright red fruit character, the wine shows some sweet and tart cherries in the fresh, finish. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Earth, spice, licorice and red berries with medium body and a dry finish. 86-88 Pts

Earth, spice, licorice and red berries with medium body and a dry finish. 86-88 Pts

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2011
87
Easy to like and easy to drink, with its open, coffee, cherry, cocoa and earthy personalty. Medium bodied and already open, you can pop a cork on this the day it is released.

Easy to like and easy to drink, with its open, coffee, cherry, cocoa and earthy personalty. Medium bodied and already open, you can pop a cork on this the day it is released.

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2010
91
Consistently one of the best value wines from St. Emilion, the 2010 continues that streak with its open, round, soft style, ripe black raspberries, spice and licorice. Drink it now, or give it a few years of age and it should be even better.

Consistently one of the best value wines from St. Emilion, the 2010 continues that streak with its open, round, soft style, ripe black raspberries, spice and licorice. Drink it now, or give it a few years of age and it should be even better.

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2009
90
Deep in color, this well priced St. Emilion offers fresh coffee, licorice, chocolate, black cherry jam and earth. Soft, round, open and already fun to taste.

Deep in color, this well priced St. Emilion offers fresh coffee, licorice, chocolate, black cherry jam and earth. Soft, round, open and already fun to taste.

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2008
88
Licorice, spice and jammy black plums open to a soft, round, easy to like, but simple St. Emilion wine that is already accessible.

Licorice, spice and jammy black plums open to a soft, round, easy to like, but simple St. Emilion wine that is already accessible.

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2005
90
Blackberry, black cherry, tobacco and gravel scents lead to a medium/full bodied wine with a sweet, plum and licorice finish. This is already starting to drink well and should deliver pleasure for at least another decade or longer.

Blackberry, black cherry, tobacco and gravel scents lead to a medium/full bodied wine with a sweet, plum and licorice finish. This is already starting to drink well and should deliver pleasure for at least another decade or longer.

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2000
90
Fully mature, medium bodied charmer with an earthy, sweet, ripe, cherry, plum and tobacco nose is made even better with its thyme and spicy accents. Soft, round and easy to like, this pop and pour wine is at peak today.

Fully mature, medium bodied charmer with an earthy, sweet, ripe, cherry, plum and tobacco nose is made even better with its thyme and spicy accents. Soft, round and easy to like, this pop and pour wine is at peak today.

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