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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Ausone

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Chapelle d'Ausone, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2011

6x75cl £600.00

1 case Equiv. £100.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

There will be just 8000 bottles of the Chapelle d'Ausone 2011 produced from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermentation and maceration takes place in thermoregulated wooden vats before aging in new oak barrels for about 20 months. There is much more precision (than the Moulin St Georges), with notes of fine herbs, minerals, earth and perfumed bramble fruit. There is lots of intensity on the palate with warm blue fruit, crisp juicy cherry flavours and notes of gravel. For a second wine, this really is very complex and possesses impressive structure and slaty tannins.

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