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2023 Château Ausone En Primeur

2022 Château Ausone En Primeur:  Release expected 15 May 2024.

Offered en primeur, on allocation.  Landing spring 2026.

Magnums available with £20 ex-VAT bottling surcharge per six, please enquire for other formats.

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Château Ausone

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Château Ausone

Château Ausone is named after the 4th Century Gallo-Roman poet Ausonius, who was born in Bordeaux and owned 100 acres of vines around St-Emilion.  The remains of a Roman Villa lie on the estate and it is speculated that this could have been Ausonius'.  The estate has been owned by the Vauthier family since the 1920s.   Michel Rolland is employed as consultant. The wines are famously rich and powerful in style.  The vineyard is just 7.3 hectares in size.  The château sits on the steep side of the limestone plateau.  Beneath it are miles of quarries, dug in the sixteenth century.   A medieval chapel sits next to the château and gives the second wine its name, Chapelle d'Ausone.

RED 2023 Château Ausone 75cl £2,640 per case of 6 Château Ausone
2023 / / 75cl
£2,640 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"Density and well-cushioned fruit, another stunning vintage of a wine that somehow manages to make an effortless impression, edges of cloves and grilled sandalwood, full of nuance and capturing the aromatics depths and heights of the vintage, gorgeous. 100% new oak. Philippe Baillarguet cellar master, Vauthier family owners, organic certified in the vineyard. 97 points""The 2023 Ausone was picked September 14 to 30 and matured for a planned 20 months. It has a wonderful bouquet that is very floral in style and perfectly controlled, perhaps more refined than the 2022 (which incidentally had a degree more in alcohol). The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry, finely tuned with impressive mineralité. It just gently "rolls out" on the languorous finish. This is a more understated Ausone compared to recent vintages, but it exudes sophistication and could easily surpass the Vauthiers' 2022. 96-98 points" Neal Martin,"I don't think I have tasted an Ausone like this. The purity of fruit and fluidity is so primary, like perfectly picked grapes with their juice. Then there is citrus freshness. It's muscular, with toned tannins that caress the palate and give a seamless finish. This really could push the boundaries for the character of Ausone, in the way of finesse with structure. Watch it. 60% cabernet franc and 40% merlot. 98-99 points"

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