Chapelle d’Ausone 2006

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

Chapelle d’Ausone 2006

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Alain Vauthier, Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2019-2032 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102834
Estate Notes

Chapelle d’Ausone Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2006 is one of Bordeaux's finest second wines and was purchased in its original wooden cases.

Château Ausone is the smallest of Bordeaux's 'big eight' (first growths), and its location is as spectacular as its wines; perched on the limestone hillsides that harbour the walled town of Saint-Émilion. Production at Ausone is tiny.

Ausone has been under the inspirational Alain Vauthier since 1995, who has spared no expense in establishing benchmark Saint-Émilion that often ages for 50-100 years. A new cellar (retaining old oak vats) and renovation of the château has breathed new life into Ausone.

Château Ausone is also one of Bordeaux's elite producers – comparable to the Médoc greats of Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Ausone’s wines are unsurprisingly amongst the most sought after in the world.


"There are only 6000 bottles (representing 25% of the total production) of Ausone’s delicious second wine, the 2006 La Chapelle d’Ausone. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis, and hints of boysenberries as well as blueberries. With medium to full body, and stunning concentration, purity, and texture, it should drink well in 3-5 years, and last for two decades. As I wrote last year, today Ausone’s second wine is dramatically better than most first wines made in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s under the previous administration. ”