Chapelle d'Ausone Saint Emilion 2008
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.