2005, Chapelle Ausone

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 94

Drinking Dates: 2015-2030

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 29-Jun-2015

The second wine of Ausone, the Chapelle d’Ausone, usually represents about 50% of the production from this tiny historic vineyard. The 2005 has a dense minerality, sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit, and plenty of flowers and crushed rock in a full-bodied, stunningly concentrated style. Amazingly, this second wine is probably better than many of the great Ausones from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s! Drink it over the next 30+ years.