Red Bordeaux - 2014 - Ausone

QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
1Case150cl3£2,050

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Tasting Notes

Rating

95

Release Price

NA

Drink Date

2022 - 2045

Reviewed by

Neal Martin

Issue Date

31st Mar 2017

Source

Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate

The 2014 Ausone, a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, was matured in barrel for 20 months with 85% new oak. Compared to the Chapelle d'Ausone, this Grand Vin demanded gentle coaxing from the glass. It eventually unfurls to reveal mineral-rich red berry fruit, oregano, orange blossom and later on blackcurrant winegums. It displays superb delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is an almost sorbet-like freshness conferred upon this Saint Emilion by the growing season, very harmonious and poised with one of the most precise and tensile finishes that you will find this vintage. One of the stars of the vintage, this may merit a higher score with bottle age. This is a great success.