Chapelle d'Ausone 2004
Tasting Notes Chapelle d'Ausone 2004
Proprietor Vauthier's second wine, the 2004 Chapelle d'Ausone (400 cases produced) is a beautiful effort. It may be the finest second wine currently being made in Bordeaux. It displays much of the same character as its bigger sibling, with sweeter tannins, a softer, more plush personality, and more accessibility. A liquid minerality intermixed with blue and black fruits as well as floral notes are all present. Drink this beauty over the next 15 or more years.
A ripe vanillary nose with scents of violets and white flowers. The palate has moderate concentration with ripe cherry, blueberry and cassis. Quite sturdy tannins underneath that ripe fruit, but quite linear on the finish. Fine. Tasted April 2005.