Chateau Ausone 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Decanter
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James Suckling
SKU
AUSN202110 UCAU
$1,500.00 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$1,500.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
A beautifully perfumed bouquet that shows great depth and intensity. Aromas of vibrant red cherry and raspberry, wild flowers, blueberry, plum, exotic spices and chocolate. The palate seamless and beautifully structured, with a refined yet intense weight, charming, vibrant acidity and very fine tannins. Flavours of blue, black and red fruits, fresh-baking, and coffee and chocolate. A real contender for top Bordeaux wine of 2021.
A beautifully perfumed bouquet that shows great depth and intensity. Aromas of vibrant red cherry and raspberry, wild flowers, blueberry, plum, exotic spices and chocolate. The palate seamless and beautifully structured, with a refined yet intense weight, charming, vibrant acidity and very fine tannins. Flavours of blue, black and red fruits, fresh-baking, and coffee and chocolate. A real contender for top Bordeaux wine of 2021.

Scores & Reviews

97-100 / 100

Robert Parker

A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Merlot, the 2021 Ausone is a strong candidate for the title of wine of the vintage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild blueberries and raspberries mingled with rose petals, violets, exotic spices, vine smoke and blood orange, it's full-bodied, seamless and sensual, with a satiny attack that segues into a deep, layered mid-palate of breathtaking precision and intensity without weight. Built around bright acids and ultra-refined tannins and concluding with a resonant, perfumed finish, this profound young Ausone represents the essence of this great limestone terroir. I am not in the habit of drinking six-month-old Bordeaux cask samples, but this is one wine that would have sorely tempted me to make an exception to that rule if my appointment at the estate hadn't been one of the first of the day!

17.5 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Deep crimson hue. Fragrant and floral on both nose and palate. More aromatic than usual at this stage. Density and freshness through the mid palate, the fruit juicy, the tannins plentiful but very fine. Plenty of elegance and charm but there is power as well. (JL)

97 / 100

Decanter

Vibrant red berry notes on the nose, fragranced damson, blueberry, plum, some wild flower and dried flower touches. Smooth and so silky on the palate, round and gently mouth filling with graphite edges that appear almost straight away. You get that nuance of wet stone and chalk but so well balanced with charming, juicy cherry and blackcurrant fruit on the palate. So perfectly smooth and balanced, silky tannins give the powdery finish while the well-balanced acidity gives the energy underneath. It’s incredibly captivating because you get these waves of flavour and a gentle lick of stone that reminds you you're in St-Emilion on pure limestone. Such verticality and an aerial quality to this with flavours that continue to lift the entire way through. Sustained but graceful with a shy sense of power. Brilliant winemaking for the vintage.

98 / 100

James Suckling

Full-bodied, but so elegant and fresh, with a silky, elegant tannin texture. Very deep and expansive. Lots going on already with plenty of perfume. Blueberries, cloves, lavender and some wild-berry notes. Dark cocoa, too. Some espresso character at the end. Wonderful interplay of spices and fruit. Long. It keeps going.