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2016 Chapelle d'Ausone [2nd wine of Ch. Ausone]

St-Emilion
(OWC)

PRICE:
$1,164.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 group

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Some gently smoky nuances with dark stones and a spicy edge to the ripe blackberries and plums that adds plenty of aromatic interest. The palate delivers a very succulent, smoothly rounded and attractive array of rich fruit in a lively, refreshing and expressively vibrant mode. A blend of 56 per cent cabernet franc, 22 percent merlot and 22 per cent cabernet sauvignon. Second wine of Ausone. Try from 2023." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2023


"A blend of 56% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Chapelle d'Ausone sings of black raspberries, kirsch and plum preserves with hints of unsmoked cigars, pencil lead, lavender and chocolate box plus a waft of garrigue. Medium-bodied and fantastically elegant in the mouth, the elegant red and black fruit layers are beautifully framed by firm yet fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and minerally." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2020-2040


"The 2016 Chapelle d’Ausone has a pure, seductive bouquet, offering scents of black cherries, cassis and violet petals that soar from the glass while maintaining wonderful precision. Perhaps compared to the 2016 La Clotte, the new oak (80%) will need longer to fully assimilate, but there is great density and grip to this Chapelle d’Ausone, and the very long and quite intense finish bodes well for the future. One of the best ever made." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2045


"The 2016 Chapelle d'Ausone is gorgeous. Supple, silky and inviting, the 2016 offers plenty of near and medium term appeal. Soft contours and lifted, floral aromatics make the 2016 very easy to enjoy, even in the early going. The 2016 spent 20 months in barrel, 100% new." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2021-2036


"Very deep crimson. Round and polished. Very grown up and glossy. Lots of drive and ripe fruit. Long and luscious. Difficult to see what is wrong with this. Except it's a little dry on the end." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/07/2017)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2024-2038


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