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2000 Chapelle d'Ausone

By Chateau Ausone

2000 Chapelle d'Ausone from Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

In the realm of pinnacle Bordeaux wine investments, one finds the 2000 Chapelle d'Ausone from Chateau Ausone setting a benchmark of excellence. The dawn of the new millennium heralded in what became an extraordinary year for vintners in Saint-Emilion, imparting to this vintage characteristics that connoisseurs and investors alike seek with fervent anticipation.

 

An Unforgettable Vintage

The year 2000 was marked by an almost serendipitous climate synergy, offering optimal conditions that resulted in an exceptional harvest across the Bordeaux region. Balanced weather patterns with a warm, dry summer extended well into the picking season, bestowing ripeness and concentration without forsaking structure or vibrancy. Thus emerged the 2000 Chapelle d'Ausone from Chateau Ausone, a testament to nature's largesse and human artistry.

 

Sensory Chronicle of Excellence

Onto the palate, this revered second wine delivers a compendium of sensory delight; starting with an evocative nose brimming with hints of blackberries, wood smoke and the subtlest truffle notes. The terroir speaks emphatically through fine tannins that have mellowed gracefully over the years, curating a harmonious balance between power and elegance. On sipping, layers unfold revealing rich fruit that has matured into complex secondary flavours framed by a persistent finish that echoes long after the moment has passed.

The 2000 vintage of Chapelle d'Ausone is compelling not just for its historical significance but also for its present-day verve. Aged to perfection yet still possessing potential for further progression, this Saint-Emilion marvel exhibits characteristics that contribute to its elevated status among wines well-suited for fine wine portfolios.

 

Decanting Investment Potential

For collectors considering an astute addition to their cellar or portfolio, this exceptional vintage from Chateau Ausone encapsulates more than just a wine - it is a chronicle of an unmatched year woven into a liquid tapestry of terroir-driven grandeur. In sum, the 2000 Chapelle d'Ausone presents itself as an investable asset with fortitude and finesse, reminiscent of its eminent birth year's indomitable spirit.

Market price (CAD)

$4,730.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

284

Scores and tasting notes

90

Consumers should take a look at the 2000 Chapelle d'Ausone. This wine is priced at 10% of its bigger sibling. The tightly-structured, mineral-infused 2000 Chapelle d'Ausone exhibits outstanding concentration as well as depth in addition to floral, blackberry, and blueberry aromas and flavors. Deep and rich, it is better than many Ausones produced in the seventies, sixties, and fifties ... believe it or not! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 April 2003

Vintage performance