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Chateau Ausone - Chapelle d'Ausone, St Emilion Grand Cru 2017

Red Wine from Bordeaux · France
Price: £230.00
Case Rate: £230.00
Ex Tax: £191.67
Country:
Wine Region: Bordeaux
Wine Area: St Emilion
Winery: Chateau Ausone
Wine Maker: Alain and Pauline Vauthier
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Grape Percentage: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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92 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Wine Region: Bordeaux
Wine Area: St Emilion
Winery: Chateau Ausone
Wine Maker: Alain and Pauline Vauthier
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Grape Percentage: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

The 2017 Chapelle proved a little divisive. I thought it was exquisite, a tremendously vivid and vital example brimming with bright Morello cherry, pure raspberry, fruits of the forest, Kirsch and stony minerality with mouth-watering acidity and effortless tannins teaming with salinity and cranberry.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2017) - 92 pts

Blended of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Chapelle d'Ausone sports a deep garnet-purple color. It needs a little coaxing to reveal provocative notes of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and blueberry compote plus suggestions of roses, cloves, pencil shavings and cherry pie. Medium-bodied, the palate is wonderfully zippy and elegantly fruited with a tantalizing frame of satiny tannins and a long, fragrant finish.


JancisRobinson.com (2017) - 17 pts

50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 35 hl/ha. Fermented in wooden vats and aged 20 months in new French oak. Deep purple crimson. Smoky, charry oak over pure dark fruit, the fruit just wins out in the aroma. Pure cassis. Lovely concentrated juicy cassis on the palate and wonderfully smooth and rounded but no lack of structure. Terrific freshness and length. (JH)


James Suckling (2017) - 97 pts

Love the perfume and pretty, transparent fruit. Purity. Raspberries. Full-bodied, extremely focused and bright with clarity and beauty. Juicy and savory. Chalk and light chocolate at the finish. Try after 2024, but gorgeous to taste already.