Red wine

Château Ausone 2003

RRP 699 per bottle
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Tasted by
Jane Anson
Tasted in
Bordeaux

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.

Drinking Window
2019 - 2030
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
13.5%
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
St Emilion & Pomerol
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Cabernet Franc (55%)
Merlot (45%)