2015 Chapelle d'Ausone

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Libournais / Saint-Emilion

$1,175
JD 95
RP 94
V 93
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2015 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.

Plantation density: 6 500-12 600 vines/ha
Soil: Clay, limestone with asterias
Average vines age: 15 years
Yield 2015: 30 hl/ha
Harvest Date: Merlot: 29 september and 2 october Cabernet Franc: 8 and 10 october Cabernet Sauvignon : 15 october
Blend 2015: 45% Merlot 45% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing: Fermentation in wood vats then ageing for about 20 months in oak barrels
Barrels: 85 % new oak
Distribution: Sales through Bordeaux traders
Crop 2015: 9 000 bottles

JD 95

Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the second wine of Ausone, the 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone checks in as roughly 45% each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a screaming good wine offering notes of black raspberries, licorice, smoked earth, and exotic flowers. With fabulous opulence, full-bodied richness, ripe tannin, and a stacked mid-palate, it’s a serious wine that will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for two decades. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck, Issue date: November 2017. Drinking window: 2020 - 2040.
RP 94

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A second label produced mainly from the younger vines at Château Ausone, the 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone is a blend of 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak barrels, 85% new, for 20 months. Deep garnet-purple in color, it appears broody to begin, offering glimpses at black berry preserves and crème de cassis notions with nuances of cigar box, Chinese five spice, menthol and chocolate box. Full-bodied, firm and grainy with a taut structure and packed with youthful, muscular fruit, it finishes on a compelling mineral note. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: Febuary 2018. Drinking window: 2022 - 2040.
V 93

Vinous

(Rating 93+) The 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone is a fabulous second wine. Lavender, mint, violet, smoke, licorice and blueberry notes grace the palate. An exquisite, understated wine, the Chapelle is all finesse today. The sweetness and ripeness of the year are evident, yet the 2015 retains striking focus throughout. Fine, silky tannins wrap around the inviting finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. The Chapelle is 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was brought in between September 29 and October 2, while the Franc came in between October 8 and 10 and the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 15. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2016. Drinking window: N/A.

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JD 95

Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the second wine of Ausone, the 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone checks in as roughly 45% each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a screaming good wine offering notes of black raspberries, licorice, smoked earth, and exotic flowers. With fabulous opulence, full-bodied richness, ripe tannin, and a stacked mid-palate, it’s a serious wine that will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for two decades. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck, Issue date: November 2017. Drinking window: 2020 - 2040.
RP 94

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A second label produced mainly from the younger vines at Château Ausone, the 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone is a blend of 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak barrels, 85% new, for 20 months. Deep garnet-purple in color, it appears broody to begin, offering glimpses at black berry preserves and crème de cassis notions with nuances of cigar box, Chinese five spice, menthol and chocolate box. Full-bodied, firm and grainy with a taut structure and packed with youthful, muscular fruit, it finishes on a compelling mineral note. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: Febuary 2018. Drinking window: 2022 - 2040.
V 93

Vinous

(Rating 93+) The 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone is a fabulous second wine. Lavender, mint, violet, smoke, licorice and blueberry notes grace the palate. An exquisite, understated wine, the Chapelle is all finesse today. The sweetness and ripeness of the year are evident, yet the 2015 retains striking focus throughout. Fine, silky tannins wrap around the inviting finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. The Chapelle is 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was brought in between September 29 and October 2, while the Franc came in between October 8 and 10 and the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 15. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2016. Drinking window: N/A.

2015 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.

Plantation density: 6 500-12 600 vines/ha
Soil: Clay, limestone with asterias
Average vines age: 15 years
Yield 2015: 30 hl/ha
Harvest Date: Merlot: 29 september and 2 october Cabernet Franc: 8 and 10 october Cabernet Sauvignon : 15 october
Blend 2015: 45% Merlot 45% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing: Fermentation in wood vats then ageing for about 20 months in oak barrels
Barrels: 85 % new oak
Distribution: Sales through Bordeaux traders
Crop 2015: 9 000 bottles

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