Chateau Ausone   Chapelle dAusone

2007 Chapelle d'Ausone

By Chateau Ausone

2007 Chapelle d'Ausone, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

The 2007 vintage from the esteemed Chateau Ausone reveals a tapestry of complexities seldom seen in such a challenging year. Known for its smaller production but with the impeccable Chateau Ausone pedigree, the 2007 Chapelle d'Ausone is an exquisite testament to the resilience and finesse achievable by Saint-Émilion’s old vines and deft hands.


Sublime Expression Amidst Adversity

The growing season of 2007 in Bordeaux was marked by capricious weather, ultimately sculpting a vintage that belied the difficulties of the year. Amidst these conditions, the 2007 Chapelle d’Ausone emerges as a sterling example of precision viticulture paired with meticulous selection. It encapsulates an extraordinary expression of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, evoking an aromatic complexity that resonates with the assiduous investor's palate.


2007’s Quintessential Poise

On the nose, this wine from Chateau Ausone elicits nuanced bouquets of dark cherry and subtle earth tones—a whispering preview to the symphony on the senses. The palate reveals a harmonious blend; silk-like tannins underpinning a core ripe with Saint-Émilion’s telltale plums and a hint of cedar. The finish, delicately persistent, is evidence of a maturity that has evolved splendidly over time.

In comparison to its predecessors and successors, the sophistication of this vintage lies not in power but in poise—and it’s precisely this elegant restraint that captivates one's attention and sustains interest long after the initial sip. The 2007 vintage offers a particular allure for wine investment due to its distinctive narrative—a vintner's triumph over climatic austerity.

In summary, whether savoured now or cellared for future enchantment, investing in the 2007 Chapelle d'Ausone offers both a magnificent journey through Saint-Émilion’s history and an opportunity to partake in a labour of love that echoes from vine to glass. It is an emblematic display of the tenacity and allure inherent in Bordeaux's finest vintages—one that has overcome odds to stand among its forebears with dignity and grace.

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A very fine nose, but more closed than usual (possibly because of the overcast conditions) with blackberry, minerals and a touch of oyster shells. The palate is medium-bodied, fine ripe tannins, pure blackberry, cassis and a touch of blueberry with a silky finish a la Moulin St. Georges. Very fine. Tasted April 2008.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal May 2008


Ausone's second wine, the 2007 Chapelle d-Ausone, is a delicious, crisp, crunchy effort revealing lots of minerality along with raspberry and black cherry characteristics, a supple texture, and delicious flavors similar to its more famous sibling.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 26 April 2010

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