The Chapelle D Ausone St-Emilion Grand Cru is a fantastic wine. This Grand Cru is produced from a variety of grapes, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc with the Merlot the star of the show. In Saint-Emilion fashion, this particular wine teases a subtle sweetness without being sweet.
The Chapelle D Ausone St-Emilion Grand Cru is medium to full bodied, offering a medium intensity that gives way to mellow, smooth tannins. It promotes a wonderful acidity that is subtly countered by the almost-sweetness this playful wine conveys. To the eye: a delicious, mesmerizing purple-ruby red is observed. On the nose: notes of red and dark fruits are noticed with subtle notes of chocolate and tobacco. On the palate: it is luscious and playful with plum, cherry, and chocolate observed. The tannins are quite young which means this particular Saint-Emilion will do well from a few years more aging in bottle to mature the tannins a bit more. The wine offers a medium finish (at this point) and may open up more with a little more age.
The Chapelle D Ausone St-Emilion Grand Cru is a beautiful steak wine. The intensity is the perfect match for the big bold flavors offered by grilled meats and game.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.