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Chapelle d'Ausone 2019

SubregionSt Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot

Ausone's second wine usually represents about one third of the Chateau's total production and receives the same elevage as the Grand Vin itself. The average age of vines is 15 years. 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 85% new oak. Less than 1000 cases are produced annually which makes it very hard to find unless purchased en primeur.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019Chapelle d'AusoneBT201,450.001292+ FV24161.1111106666792.1092.10Chapelle d'Ausone0.75
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Tasting Notes

This year the blend is 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, and the wine will be aged in barrel for 20 months. Deep ruby in colour with a perfumed nose of kirsch, blackcberry and red plum. The oak is sweet, offering notes of pastries and cinnamon. The palate is sumptuously sweet, with cherry pie and ripe blueberries at the core. The tannins are soft and supple, allowing the fruit to shine. As the palate builds savoury tobacco and sandalwood add complexity and tame the sweetness. Smoky and long on the finish. Tasted in Bordeaux.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot. Barrel sample.
Purple-crimson. Fragrant floral, dark-fruit and liquorice notes. Palate delicate and lithe with very fine tannins. Almost weightless but the structure is there. Long, clean, persistent finish. A bit reticent but fine. (JL)
Drink 2026 – 2036

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020
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