2014 Ausone

Ausone

98Average Score
Red
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace
£2,400.00
3x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace
£1,200.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace
£400.00
3xMags
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£2,400.00
6xMags
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£4,802.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
98
Critic Notes

Fabulous aromas of currants, rose petals, dried strawberries and hints of lemon rind. Wet earth and chalk. Full and dense and so compacted and squeezed. What a texture. Phenomenal. Needs five to six years to open, but it’s a joy to taste. Amazing. Such energy! From organically grown grapes as well. I am in awe. Feb 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 100-/100James Suckling

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. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 95-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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