2023 | Frankrijk | Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion

Château Ausone 2023 Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’

  • Château Ausone 2023 Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’
  • Château Ausone 2023 Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’
  • Château Ausone 2023 Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’
en-primeur

•  Net als Cheval Blanc en Angélus ex 1er Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ 
•  “I don't think I have tasted an Ausone like this” - James Suckling
•  Superkleine allocatie

Verder lezen
  • Smaakprofiel
    Complex, krachtig & vol
  • Druivenras
    Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Land & Regio
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion
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“I don't think I have tasted an Ausone like this” - James Suckling

Ausone behoort tot de absolute top van Saint-Emilion. Het was één van de slechts vier Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ châteaus van de classificatie uit 2012. Maar, overigens net als Cheval Blanc en Angélus, besloot Ausone uit onvrede uit de classificatie van 2022 (in Saint-Emilion wordt deze om de tien jaar herzien) te stappen. De eigenaren vonden dat bij de nieuwe classificatie de nadruk teveel op allerlei randzaken lag in plaats van de intrinsieke kwaliteit van de wijn. ‘The terroir and tasting part of the assessment was too small in comparison with the marketing and social media’, aldus Pauline Vauthier, die samen met haar vader Alain Vauthier de familiebezitting leidt.
WijnsoortRode Wijn
En PrimeurJa
LandFrankrijk
DruivenrasMerlot, Cabernet Franc
RegioBordeaux, Saint-Emilion
SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
Jaargang2023
Flesinhoud0.75
Alcoholgehalte14 %
ClassificatieAOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Op dronk vanaf2030
Op dronk tot2065
AllergenenSulfieten
AfsluitingKurk
Art.nr.E108009
Awards
  • Château Ausone 2023 Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’
  • Château Ausone 2023 Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’
  • Château Ausone 2023 Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
(98-100)/100 punten
A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, the 2023 Ausone has a pH of 3.63 and a deep garnet-purple color. It is very mute and reticent to show its personality to start, needing a lot of shaking and pleading to coax out a series of intense scents: fresh blackberries, violets, licorice, pencil shavings, and tar, leading to an undercurrent of Sichuan pepper and fertile loam. The medium-bodied palate has wonderful tension and is incredibly taut and tight-knit, offering glimpses at layers of mineral and floral accented fresh blackberry flavors. It is textured by incredibly ripe, fine-grained tannins, delivering a very long finish, laced with mineral sparkles

James Suckling
(98-99)100 punten
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.

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
(97-99)/100 punten
Dark garnet in color, the wine is intensely floral, with lilacs, violets, roses, licorice, espresso, black raspberries, black cherries, and red currants. As good as the nose is, the palate is even better. The wine is rich, intense, and most importantly, elegant. There is a majestic sense of lift, purity, and refinement that is complimented by the strong touch its oceanic influence felt on its layers of dark red, black, and blue fruits, espresso, and spice. The seamless finish lingers long after the wine has left the glass. The key to the vintage here is the late, and light September rains that refreshed the Cabernet Franc just before harvesting. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Franc with 40% Merlot.14.2% ABV, 3.63 pH. Harvesting took place September 14-19 for the Merlot ,and September 25-30 for the Cabernet Franc. 2,000 cases were produced. Drink from 2030-2065.

William Kelley, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
(95-97)/100 punten
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.

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