Ausone 2022 Released

Today we saw the release of Right Bank powerhouse – Ausone. A wine famously hard to get hold of from Saint Emilion – the wine is being offered at £3,400 per case of 6 – which is a 13.3% premium on the 2021 wine.

Low availability on the market, high critic scores, this is a great wine for the long play for an Investment Wine Portfolio.

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 95-97.5 points, calling it ‘intellectual and persistent in the mouth.’ He expresses some hesitation, though, wondering if he ‘had witnessed this Saint-Émilion demonstrate its full potential’ – hence the atypical barrel range score.

James Suckling gave it a barrel range of 97-98 points, describing this ‘young Ausone’ unlike any other he remembers and calling it ‘full-bodied with flamboyant fruit and energy’.

Jean-Marc Quarin scored the wine 99 points, calling it ‘ultra meticulous on the palate’.

Meanwhile, William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored it at a slightly lower range of 94-96+ points. He said that ‘given its imposing levels of structuring extract, it will require patience’.

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