Chapelle d'Ausone 2003

Current Market Price: £1,736.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Chapelle d'Ausone, 2003

Tasting Notes Chapelle d'Ausone 2003

93

One of the best second wines I have ever tasted, the 2003 Chapelle d'Ausone is rivaled by the 2003 Carruades de Lafite and 2003 Forts de Latour. Dense ruby/purple to the rim with an extraordinary nose of flowers, figs, black raspberries, blueberries, and sweet cherries along with striking minerality and precision, this exquisite second wine represents the essence of Ausone. It should drink well for 25+ years. No one in Bordeaux has made greater progress in taming the extraordinary potential of this noble terroir than Alain Vauthier, an obsessed perfectionist if there ever was one. He has instituted a Draconian selection at this tiny estate, both in the vineyard and the cellar, and the second wine, Chapelle d'Ausone, has also become one of the region's finest wines. Prospective purchasers should be aware that Ausone requires 10-20 years of cellaring before it approaches maturity.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164
85-87

A vibrant, lively sweet redcurrant/cassis nose. The palate is well-defined, light but well balanced. The entry is superb although the mid-palate falls away a little and the finish is bitter. But fine medium-term drinking. Tasted March 2004.

Neal Martin
Wine Advocate - Wine Journal

Chapelle d'Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chapelle d'Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £1,599.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £1,581.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £1,760.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £1,400.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £1,230.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £1,750.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £1,460.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £1,400.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £2,800.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £2,368.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £2,900.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £1,620.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £1,736.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £835.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £2,129.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £2,246.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £1,632.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £1,697.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £1,452.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £1,420.00 12x75cl