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.
Full ruby. Blueberry and minerals on the nose. Sweet and rich, with slightly inky black fruit flavors and drying tannins suggesting rather energetic extraction. But, like so many 2005s from St. Emilion, this shows more depth of flavor than recent vintages, and good inner-palate energy.
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