Made from 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon still resting in 50% new French oak, the 2018 Château Chauvin has a rich, powerful style in its crème de cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as notes of spice, graphite, and violets. Seamless, beautifully concentrated, with a great mid-palate and full-bodied richness, it has a rounded, supple style yet stays focused and chiseled on the palate due to its terrific minerality. This is a brilliant Saint-Émilion in the making. It should be accessible in 3-4 years and cruise in cool cellars.
A pretty and polished young red with dark-berry and cherry character, medium body, fine tannins and a clean and vivid finish.