2019 Château Ausone: £1275 IB per threeWednesday, June 17
Released at 24.6% below the 2018 en primeur price, Ausone did not send samples abroad, hence the only note offer so far is from James Lawther MW, writing for Jancisrobinson.com.
2019 Château Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classé St.-Emilion
"65% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot. Barrel sample. Compact, dense and structured but just a little austere at present. Fresh and lifted with a hint of tea and floral notes, depth of fruit and finely matted texture but everything reined in, the plentiful tannins subdued behind. But nothing in excess. Just a slow burner. Undoubted ageing potential. (JL)
Drink 2030 – 2050. 17.5 points." James Lawther MW, Jancisrobinson.com
£1275 IB per three bottles
Offered en primeur, ex-chateau, due to land in the UK in Spring 2022. Priced in bond, excluding UK duty, VAT and onward delivery, payable at the prevailing rate on release from bond. Stock subject to availability, E&OE.