1053892

$653.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

In the heart of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Ausone unveils a masterpiece. Violet hues herald a seductive journey. The nose dances with raspberry, cherry, violet, and a hint of moka. On the palate, creamy textures embrace delicate tannins, revealing a lively, persistent flavor spectrum. With a rich history dating to Roman times, this estate epitomizes Bordeaux elegance, tradition, and unparalleled expertise.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2023
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
New French Oak
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Saint-Emilion
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
Score Wine Advocate:
95-97
Score Vinous:
96-98
SKU #:
1053892
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95-97

Wine Advocate

The 2023 Ausone reveals an incipient bouquet of violet, smoke, dark wild berries, spices and cherries, all beautifully interwoven with creamy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with a rich chassis of tannin, it has a vibrant core of fruit and a long, mineral, vanillin-inflected finish. At 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, this ranks alongside the 2014 vintage as one of the most Cabernet-dominant Ausone vintages of recent years, and it will mature for 20 months in new oak barrels.

VN96-98

Vinous

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

JS98-99

James Suckling

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.

DC96

Decanter

Really ripe and fragrant black fruit, but fresh too, an element of graphite and liquorice and lots of florality. Really expressive and open. Clean, clear and juicy with a clean, direct, mineral backbone that sustains to a long finish. Missing some star power and a bit more heft, but it’s well defined, finessed and pure. Somewhat subdued, not over trying, very elegant with lovely wet stone elements around the sides and lots of menthol, liquorice, clove and blueberry freshness. Already approachable - this will be delicate and easy to drink. A little tense still but it has a long length. 3.63pH. 39hl/ha yield. Vineyard is organic certified.