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2018 Chapelle d'Ausone [2nd wine of Ch. Ausone]

St-Emilion
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$1,170.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
2 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is a very tight and structured second wine with blueberry, spice and light hazelnut character. It’s full of volume, but shows underlying firmness and brightness. Lovely length." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 94-95


"The 2018 Chapelle d'Ausone is made of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was harvested on September 25 and 27, the Cabernet Franc on October 3, 8 and 9, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on October 9. Deep purple-black in color, it is a little reticent to begin, unfurling slowly to reveal notes of Black Forest cake, mincemeat pie, candied violets and Chinese five spice plus waves of charcuterie, black olives, mossy bark and cast iron pan. Full-bodied with a fantastic line of freshness lifting the dense layers, it has a very plush, silt-like texture and a very long, mineral-laced finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 93-95


"The 2018 Chapelle d'Ausone is a drop-dead gorgeous second wine. Wonderfully finessed in every way, the 2018 conveys intensity allied to a sense of weightless elegance. Freshly cut flowers, spice and blood orange add freshness, but more than anything else, the Chapelle is a Saint-Émilion that speaks to regal elegance. It is also one of the best wines in its peer group." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 91-94


"Black core, purple rim. Intense, dark fruited and expressive on the nose. There's the lovely pencil-shavings character of Cabernet Franc and the generosity of Merlot. Very ripe cassis but not overripe. Deep and full in the mouth, slightly sweet and sour at the moment, needing time to mesh. Juicy freshness on the finish and smooth, deep tannin texture. Chewy and juicy on the finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/25/2019)

Rating: 16.5+
Drink from: 2024-2030


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