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Chapelle d'Ausone, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2022


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Ausone
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: St Emilion
Grape Variety: Merlot Cabernet

Chapelle d'Ausone, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2022

5 cases
Equiv. £145.00 per bottle

Tasting Note:

The 2022 Chapelle d'Ausone is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, and 5% 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 make wonderfully ethereal wines from the exceptional limestone slopes below Chateau Ausone. Chapelle represents about 25% of the production from the Ausone vineyard in 2022 and we found it slightly harder to assess than usual, less dramatic, more controlled and reserved. That said, with coaxing, one gets a glimpse at the glorious bouquet of wildflowers, stones, blood orange and camphor. The palate is layered and multifaceted, with impressive concentration and lots of nuance. At this stage the tannins are more dominant than usual and need to find a harmony with the fruit, but there's plenty of potential here.

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