Original
29 Ratings
Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) "Proprietor Vauthier's second wine, the 2004 Chapelle d'Ausone (400 casesproduced) is a beautiful effort. It may be the finest second wine currentlybeing made in Bordeaux. It displays much of the same character as its biggersibling, with sweeter tannins, a softer, more plush personality, and moreaccessibility. A liquid minerality intermixed with blue and black fruits aswell as floral notes are all present. Drink this beauty over the next 15 ormore years.

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (1989 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep red; lean oaky nose that developed elegance with aeration; medium-bodied, svelte, concentrated, quite firm, a touch rugged and less elegant than nose, indeed somewhat dull; quite good length.
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) "A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks. This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come acros...