Chapelle d'Ausone 2018

Current Market Price:
Chateau Ausone, Chapelle d'Ausone, 2018

Tasting Notes Chapelle d'Ausone 2018

94-95

This is a very tight and structured second wine with blueberry, spice and light hazelnut character. It’s full of volume, but shows underlying firmness and brightness. Lovely length.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
93-95

The 2018 Chapelle d'Ausone is made of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was harvested on September 25 and 27, the Cabernet Franc on October 3, 8 and 9, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on October 9. Deep purple-black in color, it is a little reticent to begin, unfurling slowly to reveal notes of Black Forest cake, mincemeat pie, candied violets and Chinese five spice plus waves of charcuterie, black olives, mossy bark and cast iron pan. Full-bodied with a fantastic line of freshness lifting the dense layers, it has a very plush, silt-like texture and a very long, mineral-laced finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
93

This is a pretty serious Chapelle - you can tell it's going to age well with its sense of purpose and power, yet it demonstrates notable restraint. It has the most incredible aromatics, with beautiful depth and power, and a silky texture with clear Cabernet influence to the savoury black cherry and liquorice. There's no hiding how ripe those tannins are. 37hl/ha yields, relatively normal for Ausone despite mildew pressure that was the worst Alain Vauthier had seen in 45 years.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
91-94

The 2018 Chapelle d'Ausone is a drop-dead gorgeous second wine. Wonderfully finessed in every way, the 2018 conveys intensity allied to a sense of weightless elegance. Freshly cut flowers, spice and blood orange add freshness, but more than anything else, the Chapelle is a Saint-Émilion that speaks to regal elegance. It is also one of the best wines in its peer group.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

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 £1,644.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £1,591.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £1,750.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £890.00 6x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £1,400.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £1,400.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £1,470.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £1,300.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £2,448.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £1,550.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £1,400.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £1,508.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £1,580.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £3,060.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £1,320.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £1,681.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £835.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £1,760.00 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 £1,431.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £1,452.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £1,420.00 12x75cl