Bordeaux Right Bank 2018 – A Vintage Report

Ronald with the owners of Angelus

The wines produced here are among the best of the Right Bank, often leading the pack. Ronald Rens tasted at the château with Alain Vauthier and his daughter Pauline, who is representing the next generation of the Vauthier family at the helm of this extraordinary château.

Château Ausone 2018, 1er Grand Cru Classé “A”, Saint Emilion
Chapelle d’Ausone 2018 —19- points
40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Dense, intense and deep colour. On the nose there is a remarkable complexity for a second wine. This is a great wine in its own right. In the mouth there is an explosion of fruit with an incredible precision. Great length and with a simply divine tannic structure. Many chateaux would be more than happy to be on this level with their first wines. Very long with super and ripe fruit. Wow!

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