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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Ausone

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc

Chapelle d'Ausone, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2015

6x75cl £900.00

5 cases

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Tasting Note:

There will be just 9000 bottles of the Chapelle d'Ausone 2015 produced from a blend of 45% Merlot, 45% 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. The father and daughter team of Alain and Pauline Vauthier has produced two sensational wines in Ausone and Chapelle d'Ausone. When tasting the Chapelle, it is rather like tasting Pavillon Rouge or Pensees de Lafleur 2015, it just doesn't resemble a second wine as we know it. This has such effortless class; it possesses the sleekness and confidence of a Grand Vin. Initially one is drawn to the sumptuous aromas of pure, vivid crème de mûre and bilberry. With aeration, tiny cranberry notes emerge as does a floral quality and the presence of minerals. The palate abounds with beautifully well delineated flavours of cassis, ripe tayberries and violets and matches sweetness of fruit with serious mineral undertones. The tannins, as one would expect are lustrous and barely evident, but they are most certainly present and help to focus the palate to a clear velvet textured crème de cassis finish. Exquisite.

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