Château Ausone, 2003

RRP £699

This is easily one of the wines of the vintage, even if that is not exactly the highest praise for a year when heatwave temperatures meant that many wines are now past their peak. Ausone showed a freshness at the time of bottling that it has maintained through the intervening years. You get the tell-tale spice and exoticism of extremely ripe fruit, but there is a core of gentle, rolling acidity and a salinity that draws you on.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2030

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

The magic of Ausone

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Jane Anson

UK Stockist

Crump, Richmond & Shaw Fine Wines

Global Stockist

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