2020 Chapelle d'Ausone Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 95 DC 94 JA 94 JD 94 JL 94 WA 92
VN 95

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Chapelle d’Ausone is 60% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Rich, deep and expressive, the Chapelle is loaded with class. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, dried herbs, ginger, leather and dried flowers...
DC 94

Decanter, May 2021

This has a beautifully nuanced yet deep flavour, showing the tight pared-back salinity and juice of limestone alongside fleshy blackberry fruits. There are firm but flexible tannins, it has grip and tension and frankly...
JA 94

janeanson.com, February 2023

Unusual blend in Chapelle d'Ausone this year because it is dominant Cabernet Franc, making it one to look out for in future verticals. Starts off with real austerity, opening to waves of floral peony and violet, before it...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

The second wine of Château Ausone, the 2020 Chapelle D'Ausone is based on 60% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in barrel. It's saturated purple hue is followed by a rockstar nose of...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Flowers, leafy herbs, mint, espresso, cherries, plums and a hint of blueberries come alive in the aromatic profile. But, the best is yet to come with its array of minerals, rocks, stones and salt-tinted red and black...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 Chapelle d'Ausone contains more Cabernet Franc (60%) than the grand vin this year and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon too. Revealing aromas of cherries, red berries, incense and cloves, it's medium to full-bodied...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Chapelle d'Ausone is a Bordeaux Blend wine that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion sub-region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep, rich red color and elegant label, this wine is a true representation of the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into producing exceptional Bordeaux wines.

Upon pouring, the wine reveals a beautifully nuanced yet deep flavor profile that is sure to captivate even the most discerning wine enthusiasts. The tight, pared-back salinity and distinct notes of limestone create a unique backbone for the wine, while the fleshy blackberry fruits add a layer of richness and complexity. The tannins are firm yet flexible, providing structure and balance to the wine.

Renowned wine publication Decanter awarded this wine an impressive score of 94, praising its grip, tension, and overall quality. This vintage also marks the first year of official conversion to organic farming for Chapelle d'Ausone, further highlighting the winery's commitment to producing exceptional wines in harmony with nature.

Other notable reviews include a score of 95 from Vinous, which describes the wine as rich, deep, and expressive. The tasting note highlights the presence of dark cherry, plum, mocha, dried herbs, ginger, leather, and dried flowers, all contributing to the wine's notable depth and complexity. The clean, mineral-drenched finish is described as a thing of absolute beauty.

Jane Anson, a respected wine critic, also awarded the 2020 Chapelle d'Ausone a score of 94. Anson praises the wine's unusual blend, dominated by Cabernet Franc, and notes its exceptional grip and nuanced flavors. She recommends getting hold of this beautiful wine, as it promises to be a standout in future vertical tastings.

Overall, the 2020 Chapelle d'Ausone is a wine that showcases the true potential of the Saint Emilion region. With its exceptional balance, depth of flavors, and commitment to organic farming, this wine is a true testament to the artistry and dedication of the Chapelle d'Ausone winery. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further complexity, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.