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

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Reg: $895.00

$775.00

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 93
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... expand 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. collapse
WE 93
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... expand 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. collapse
NM 92
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... expand (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. collapse
VN 92
Vinous, 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... expand 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 collapse
WA 91
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... expand 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 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2011
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork