2022 Chateau Ausone

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SKU: SK3553770-750
This is really open with bright and flamboyant aromas of cassis and cherries. Blueberries. Some peaches as well. I don't remember a young Ausone like that. Full-bodied with flamboyant fruit and energy. Very fine tannins. They are there but you don't feel them. Supple but very fruity. And intensely fruity at the end. ~ (98) James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 4-19-2023

A blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2022 Ausone unwinds in the glass with aromas of plums, raspberries and cherries complemented by hints of crushed mint and spices, framed by a lavish patina of creamy new oak. Full-bodied, layered and rather muscular, it's deep and concentrated, its vibrant core of fruit framed by a serious chassis of rich, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, saline finish. Given its imposing levels of structuring extract, it will require patience. ~ (96) William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 4-28-2023

Unusually aromatic at this early stage. Complex floral and red- and dark-fruit notes. Uncompromisingly dense with plentiful but fine tannins. Smooth texture. No hard edges but firm and persistent. Plenty of potential. ~ (18) James Lawther, JancisRobinson.com 5-5-2023

~ (97) Antonio Galloni , Vinous 5-9-2023

The Grand Vin from this hallowed terroir is an even split of Cabernet Franc and Merlot that was fermented in wooden vats and will spend 20 months in new barrels. Its saturated purple hue is followed by an up-front, sexy, full-bodied Ausone offering a wealth of fruit as well as notes of black cherries, blueberries, chocolate, scorched earth, and an incredible sense of spring flowers. Concentrated and incredibly pure, with silky tannins on the palate, it has the texture and fruit to almost shine even now but should still evolve for 30 years or more. ~ (98) Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 5-10-2023

~ (97.5) Neal Martin, Vinous 5-15-2023
SKU: SK3553770-750
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Bordeaux
PRODUCER : Chateau Ausone
FORMAT : 750ml

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