Bordeaux

2017 Chapelle d'Ausone

$505.00
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The richness of this fine wine is balanced by delicious freshness and acidity. It has firm tannins, of course, while also having a lift of black currant fruitiness. The tannic core promises great aging; drink from 2025. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
95 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

The richness of this fine wine is balanced by delicious freshness and acidity. It has firm tannins, of course, while also having a lift of black currant fruitiness. The tannic core promises great aging; drink from 2025.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
James Suckling

Crushed raspberries, flowers and fresh mushrooms. Full-bodied, very refined and creamy with intensity but no aggression. The length is so enticing and pretty. You can drink it now, but better in 2022.

Expert Review
93 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2017 Chapelle d'Ausone is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. A wine of real power, depth and substance, the Chappelle impresses for its fruit concentration and structure. Deep red cherry and plum, fruit, dried flowers, mint, blood orange and sage open up in the glass, with layers of bright, saline-infused aromatics from the 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. In 2017, the Chapelle is truly stellar. I loved it.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Blended of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Chapelle d'Ausone sports a deep garnet-purple color. It needs a little coaxing to reveal provocative notes of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and blueberry compote plus suggestions of roses, cloves, pencil shavings and cherry pie. Medium-bodied, the palate is wonderfully zippy and elegantly fruited with a tantalizing frame of satiny tannins and a long, fragrant finish. Drinking Window : 2021 - 2038

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Licorice, crushed stone, espresso, flowers and black cherry liqueur initiate the encounter. From there you'll progress to a finesse styled, supple textured wine with scrumptious red berries that deliver lift and sweetness.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Jacques Perrin - Vinifera

Nez très fin, racé. Bouche dynamique, sur la fraîcheur, avec une expression fruitée très pure et un tanin délicat.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 Chapelle d’Ausone was cropped at 35hl/ha, picked between 23 September and 2 October. It is matured in 100% new oak for 20 months. At the moment, the oak is dominating the aromatics although with aeration one catches glimpses of black cherry, crushed strawberry fruit, plus a hint of vanilla extract. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, crisp black fruit with a light saline influence, moderate in length but perhaps just missing a little depth towards the finish. Otherwise this is a very competent deuxième vin.

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90 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

This estate has managed to stay true to their signature, producing a gorgeous, round wine with dancing floral aromatics that accompany the autumnal fruit and wonderful lick of wet stone. The tight tannins emphasise the austere finish, but there's great persistency. 100% new oak. Harvested 23 September to 2 October, yielding 35hl/ha. Drinking Window 2026 - 2038

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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