Chapelle d'Ausone Saint Emilion 2008
SKU: 08AUSONE

Chapelle d'Ausone Saint Emilion 2008

  • jd93
  • we92
  • wa91
  • v89-91
  • ws89

750ml
$225.00
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Beside the Cabernet Franc, the Merlot stands out more distinctly, enhancing the crisp fruit and mingling with the subtlest hints of Cabernet Sauvignon. As always, Ausone's hallmark of taste, its omnipresent elegance, is passionately displayed.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

The 2008 Château Ausone Chapelle d'Ausone is a beautiful wine, and I'd happily drink it. Blackcurrants, cherries, underbrush, hints of white truffle and spicy oak all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky, elegant effort that's still young and unevolved. It has incredible purity, a building texture, and a great finish.

February 28, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

Rich and dense, a second wine that is right at the level of a grand cru classé. The fruit is polished by wood, with additional chocolate and spice character. The wine has power, extraction and tannins that envelop the juicy fruit.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2011
Wine Advocate
  • wa91

A beautiful perfume of black raspberries, black cherries, black currants, licorice, damp earth, truffles and asphalt soars from this deep, full-bodied 2008. The tannins are sweet, the concentration level impressive and the wine is round and generous. It is ideal for drinking over the next 15-20 years.

Robert Parker, May 1, 2011
Vinous
  • v89-91

Deep ruby. Sweet, ripe aromas of black cherry and balsamic vinegar, complicated by a whiff of game. Pure black cherry, coffee and spice flavors are framed and lifted by very fine tannins and strong but balanced acids. Finishes long and smooth. A fantastic second wine here.

Ian D'Agata, May 2009
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

A ripe, juicy style, with a fleshy core of plum and fig, layered with raspberry ganache, fruitcake and licorice notes. There's solid grip on the finish, with a light pruny edge, but stays fresh enough. Drink now through 2015.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2011