2011 Chapelle d'Ausone Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • JS 93
  • NM 92
  • WA 91

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$645.00

In Stock: 4 btls
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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.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
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... 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2011