2011 Chapelle d'Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WE 93
  • IWC 92
  • NM 92
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2011 Chapelle d'Ausone Bordeaux Blend

JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
Wonderful aromas of dried berry and light black truffle. Full body, intense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This shows backbone and depth. A blend of 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Second... Wonderful aromas of dried berry and light black truffle. Full body, intense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This shows backbone and depth. A blend of 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Second wine of Ausone. Try in 2020.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, October 2014
This complex wine has rich tannins and layers of new wood atop dark black berries. At the same time, it is rounding out well, offering spice, sweet acidity and a terse freshness that is infectious. It's a very fruity wine... This complex wine has rich tannins and layers of new wood atop dark black berries. At the same time, it is rounding out well, offering spice, sweet acidity and a terse freshness that is infectious. It's a very fruity wine for the medium term. Drink from 2017.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Good bright, fully saturated ruby. Brooding, complex nose features raspberry, minerals, violet, cocoa, white pepper and sweet spices: very cabernet franc (55% of the blend). Then deep and complex on the palate too, with a... Good bright, fully saturated ruby. Brooding, complex nose features raspberry, minerals, violet, cocoa, white pepper and sweet spices: very cabernet franc (55% of the blend). Then deep and complex on the palate too, with a wonderfully fine-grained texture given lift and razor-sharp definition by bright acidity and a white pepper nuance. Though the tannins are just a bit harder than usual for Ausone (a dead giveaway it's the 2011 vintage being tasted), this wine offers a sensational combination of density and finely delineated fruit. Finishes extremely long, with building tannins and outstanding finesse. - Ian D'Agata
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM90-92 points) The Chapelle d'Ausone has an intense bouquet with vibrant slightly dusty black fruit that are very well defined and develop intriguing earthy almost graphite aromas with aeration. Leaving it in my glass... (NM90-92 points) The Chapelle d'Ausone has an intense bouquet with vibrant slightly dusty black fruit that are very well defined and develop intriguing earthy almost graphite aromas with aeration. Leaving it in my glass over five minute is offers some gorgeous yet subtle floral notes. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and a degree of composure and refinement. One feels that they could have easily tried to extract more from this wine but resisted temptation and consequently produced a better wine. Everything in its right place. Tasted April 2012.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The beautiful second wine is Alain Vauthier’s 2011 La Chapelle d’Ausone. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with the nobility, class, finesse, precision, purity and copious blue and black fruits intermixed with... The beautiful second wine is Alain Vauthier’s 2011 La Chapelle d’Ausone. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with the nobility, class, finesse, precision, purity and copious blue and black fruits intermixed with a floral component, good minerality, and a medium-bodied, intense, rich personality. Never heavy or over-bearing, this is a beauty. As I have written many times in the past, the Vauthiers are making a “second wine” that is greater than many of the outstanding wines produced at this estate in the 20th century. This wine should drink well for 15 or more years. - Robert Parker
JJB 92
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
60% merlot 30% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Vines are planted on 7 hectares of predominantly limestone soils with a density of 6500 vines per hectare. Always a perfectionist Alain Vauthier meticulously... 60% merlot 30% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Vines are planted on 7 hectares of predominantly limestone soils with a density of 6500 vines per hectare. Always a perfectionist Alain Vauthier meticulously sorted their 2011 harvest berry by berry in order to keep quality high and he compared 2011 to a hypothetical blend of 2006 and 2008. The second wine of Ausone shows a dark inky red and very primary at this young stage. Taut and tight on the nose before revealing aromas of tar red fruits crunchy minerals violets and lilacs. Very soft on a palate entry this had a soft cooling mouthfeel. Loads of fine silky tannins give it some decent length. Enjoy on release and over the following 10 years.