2013 Chapelle d'Ausone

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Libournais / Saint-Emilion

$1,015
RP 91
V 91
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2013 La Chapelle d'Ausone, Saint-Emilion, France

Château Ausone is the jewel of the estate, a masterpiece of subtle elegance. Like a cathedral, it initially presents a big, powerful, mineral profile of Cabernet Franc.
The estate also offers a lovely overture, Chapelle d’Ausone. Crafted in the same conditions as its elder sibling, its slightest concern is that it is made with grapes from young vines that will later produce the First Wine. Beside the Cabernet Franc, the Merlot stands out more distinctly, enhancing the crisp fruit and mingling with the subtlest hints of Cabernet Sauvignon. As always, Ausone’s hallmark of taste, its omnipresent elegance, is passionately displayed.

RP 91

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Even Ausone’s second wine is special in this mediocre Bordeaux vintage. The ripe 2013 La Chapelle d’Ausone offers hints of violets and crushed rocks as well as a soft, silky richness, medium body and loads of fruit. This successful St.-Emilion may turn out to be outstanding. It should drink well for 10-15 years. Reviewed by Ian D'Agata, Issue date: August 2011. Drinking window: N/A.
V 91

Vinous

The 2013 Chapelle d'Ausone, which is made from the estate's youngest vines, is laced with dark fruit, smoke, spices and savory herbs. The 2013 is a soft, supple wine to drink upon release and over the next few years. Violets, mint and cinnamon linger on the pliant, expressive finish. There is a lot to like here. The blend is 60% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasted twice. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2014. Drinking window: N/A.

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RP 91

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Even Ausone’s second wine is special in this mediocre Bordeaux vintage. The ripe 2013 La Chapelle d’Ausone offers hints of violets and crushed rocks as well as a soft, silky richness, medium body and loads of fruit. This successful St.-Emilion may turn out to be outstanding. It should drink well for 10-15 years. Reviewed by Ian D'Agata, Issue date: August 2011. Drinking window: N/A.
V 91

Vinous

The 2013 Chapelle d'Ausone, which is made from the estate's youngest vines, is laced with dark fruit, smoke, spices and savory herbs. The 2013 is a soft, supple wine to drink upon release and over the next few years. Violets, mint and cinnamon linger on the pliant, expressive finish. There is a lot to like here. The blend is 60% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasted twice. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2014. Drinking window: N/A.

2013 La Chapelle d'Ausone, Saint-Emilion, France

Château Ausone is the jewel of the estate, a masterpiece of subtle elegance. Like a cathedral, it initially presents a big, powerful, mineral profile of Cabernet Franc.
The estate also offers a lovely overture, Chapelle d’Ausone. Crafted in the same conditions as its elder sibling, its slightest concern is that it is made with grapes from young vines that will later produce the First Wine. Beside the Cabernet Franc, the Merlot stands out more distinctly, enhancing the crisp fruit and mingling with the subtlest hints of Cabernet Sauvignon. As always, Ausone’s hallmark of taste, its omnipresent elegance, is passionately displayed.

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