2009 Chapelle d'Ausone



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Average critic rating : 93.3 points

92-92

92-92

Representing nearly half of the production, this estate’s second wine, the 2009 La Chapelle d’Ausone, is an extraordinary effort. Better than many of the grand vins made during the 1970s and 1980s, it is an equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc revealing an inky/blue/purple color along with notes of incense, blueberries, raspberries and crushed rocks (which give the wine a distinctive minerality). Medium to full-bodied as well as exceptionally pure, broad and opulent, it should drink well for two decades or more. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate February 2012

91-93

91-93

Tasted at Chateau Ausone. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the Chapelle d’Ausone has a ripe, well defined bouquet with just a little more warmth than usual, macerated black cherries, cassis, a touch of dried lemon peel, gaining definition all the time as it rests in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannins, an enthralling sense of symmetry and focus here, the Cabernet Franc lending a little austerity to balance the ripe Merlot on the finish. Good length: as usual, this constitutes and over-performing Second wine. Tasted March 2010.

96

96

This is always made with the young vines. Full-bodied, with super velvety tannins and gorgeous mineral, dark berry and spice character. Lovely velvet texture. Amazing quality for a second wine. Best in 2017. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

95-98

95-98

Delivers blueberry and blackberry aromas, with hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied, featuring chewy, rich tannins and a beautiful velvety texture. This is superb. Really structured

16.5

16.5

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. What didn’t go into Ausone. Bright crimson. Very sumptuous and ripe. Super- sweet. Very jazzy and intense. A little bit dry on the end. Very electric in its concentration. Quite luscious in a raw berry sort of way.



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