2016 Chauvin Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 94 JS 94 VN 93 JD 92 WA 92 JL 91
DC 94


Easily one of the most impressive of the lineup, just bursting with fruit and power - tight firm tannins giving clear support and backbone. This is a fairly Left Bank feel for a St Emilion, perhaps from its dash of...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Blackberry, blueberry and floral aromas follow through to a full body, tight and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2023. A château to watch in the future.
VN 93

Vinous, January 2019

(93+ points) The 2016 Chauvin is a powerful, tannic wine that needs time to soften. This is an especially rich, extracted style, and yet everything comes together beautifully in the glass. Dark red cherry, plum...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

(92+ points) The 2016 Château Chauvin checks in as a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. This deeply colored effort offers a serious bouquet of blackberries and black cherries...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

The medium garnet-purple colored 2016 Chauvin has quite a meaty/savory nose of chargrill, black olives, sautéed herbs and truffles with a core of baked plums and lifted black cherry compote. Medium to full-bodied, the...
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

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. Read...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Chauvin is a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and power, showcasing the characteristics of the terroir and the skilled craftsmanship of the Chauvin estate.

In the glass, the Chauvin displays a medium garnet-purple color, hinting at the depth and complexity that lie within. On the nose, it offers a captivating blend of savory aromas, including chargrill, black olives, sautéed herbs, and truffles. These intriguing scents are complemented by a core of baked plums and lifted black cherry compote, adding a touch of sweetness and fruitiness.

As you take your first sip, you'll be greeted by a medium to full-bodied palate, supported by a solid frame of rounded tannins. The Chauvin strikes a perfect balance between richness and freshness, with just enough acidity to provide a seamless boost to the long, earthy finish. This wine has a luxurious texture that coats the mouth, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2016 Chauvin an impressive score of 92 points, praising its meaty and savory nose, rounded tannins, and earthy finish. Vinous also recognized its excellence, giving it a score of 93+ points. They described it as a powerful, tannic wine that needs time to soften, but noted that all the ingredients are present for it to develop beautifully with age.

James Suckling, another respected critic, awarded the Chauvin an outstanding score of 94 points. He highlighted the wine's blackberry, blueberry, and floral aromas, as well as its tight and chewy tannins. Suckling suggested that this wine would truly shine if enjoyed in 2023, but also noted that Chauvin is a château to watch in the future.

Overall, the 2016 Chauvin is a wine of exceptional quality that showcases the best of what Bordeaux has to offer. With its impressive structure, complex aromas, and potential for aging, this wine is a true gem that will continue to evolve and delight for years to come.