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Château Ausone




St Emilion

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Chapelle d'Ausone, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2016

6x75cl £825.00

2 cases Equiv. £137.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

There will be just 6000 bottles of the Chapelle d'Ausone 2016 produced from a blend of 22% Merlot, 56% Cabernet Franc and 22% 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 a sensational range of 2016s, topped by the magnificent Ausone and Chapelle d'Ausone. When tasting the Chapelle, it is rather like tasting Pavillon Rouge, Pensees de Lafleur or Petit Cheval, it just doesn't resemble a second wine as we know it. This has such effortless class; it possesses the sleekness and refinement of a Grand Vin. A suave bouquet of raspberry liqueur, wild strawberries, creamy cherries and potpourri delights the nose. The palate is lavishly endowed with waves of crème de mûre, cassis and sloe. Velvety, effortless and sweet fruited, this is a ravishing Chapelle with Grand Vin precision.

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