The second wine of Château Ausone is an impressive younger brother. It has the same density and suavity, but the fruits are fresher, lighter. Those fruits go right through the firm tannins, leaving spice and delicious, juicy flavors. It is a complete wine, showing all the exuberant freshness of 2006.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.