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2003 Ausone - Chapelle d'Ausone

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
  • 93 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Merlot
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SKU: 70250-2003-750-3A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Deep purple. Rich, plum pudding notes. Elderberries on the nose. Lots of juiciness and quite marked acidity. A little skinny. Fine and elegant - absolutely not rustic.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Deep ruby-red. Highly aromatic nose combines cassis, blackberry, minerals, violet and licorice. Sweet, chewy and generous, with excellent depth of flavor framed by ripe acids. Notes of bitter chocolate, violet and licorice. The wine's very firm acids combine with its big, toothdusting tannins to give the finish a youthful toughness. But this should be a terrific second wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Intense aromas of crushed berry, chocolate and raspberry jam. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. A bit short. Second wine of Ausone. 1,375 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    One of the best second wines I have ever tasted, the 2003 Chapelle d'Ausone is rivaled by the 2003 Carruades de Lafite and 2003 Forts de Latour. Dense ruby/purple to the rim with an extraordinary nose of flowers, figs, black raspberries, blueberries, and sweet cherries along with striking minerality and precision, this exquisite second wine represents the essence of Ausone. It should drink well for 25+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: dave1161
Classed as Grand Cru Classe A, the best of the appellation, Chateau Ausone sits on a hill just south of St. Emilion. The chateau is named after the Roman poet Ausonius who owned over 100 acres of vineyard around Saint Emilion. The vineyards grow 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot grapes, producing approximately 2,000 cases a year. The chateau has a long history dating back to medieval times. After struggling during the first part of the twentieth century, the estate has seen a resurgence with the hires of Pascal Delbeck in 1976 and consultant Michel Rolland in recent years. Wines from Chateau Ausone require at least 10 years of bottle age after which they develop exotic flavors such as currant, black cherry and spice. Chateau Ausone also produces a second wine called Chapelle d'Ausone.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 412 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 38 collectors)