Variety: 60 % Merlot 40 % Cabernet Franc.
Country, Region: France, Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
'The 2019 Chapelle d'Ausone is dense, powerful and beautifully layered in the glass. Wild red cherry, plum, exotic spice, dried flowers, mocha, rose petal and espresso are some of the many notes that give the bouquet its beguiling personality. There's real textural intensity and resonance here. As has been the case for some time, Chapelle d'Ausone is superb. If anything, it suffers from the perception of being a 'second wine.' It is that only in name. Drink 2024-2039.' 94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2022.
'A blend of wine from young vines with a few barriques of declassified Ausone (though anything that doesn't make the grade is sold off in bulk), the 2019 Chapelle d'Ausone exhibits attractive aromas of cherries, sweet berry fruit, violets, spices, rose petals and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless, it's elegant and refined, with a deep core of fruit and impeccable balance. Drink 2025-2045.' 93 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, April 2022.