(RP=94) The 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone is still a little introspective, just as it showed en primeur, when usually this races out of the blocks. This is more bashful with blackberry, pencil lead and subtle woodland aromas all nicely defined but holding themselves back. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, fleshy, ripe tannin. Here the deuxi__me vin is much more expressive, velvety in texture thanks to the polished tannins and perfectly judged acidity. There is such purity and precision on the finish here that you are immediately hankering for the next sip. This surpasses my expectations. (JS=94) Gorgeous perfumes of lavender, roses, currants, blackberries and violets follow through to a full body, and soft and round, beautifully textured tannins. Alluring and inviting to drink now. Beautiful length. Very open and savory for the second wine of Ausone. (AG=90-93+) The 2015 Chapelle d'Ausone is a fabulous second wine. Lavender, mint, violet, smoke, licorice and blueberry notes grace the palate. An exquisite, understated wine, the Chapelle is all finesse today. The sweetness and ripeness of the year are evident, yet the 2015 retains striking focus throughout. Fine, silky tannins wrap around the inviting finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. The Chapelle is 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was brought in between September 29 and October 2, while the Franc came in between October 8 and 10 and the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 15.