One of several vineyards owned by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone, this is a tense wine with great structure as well as delicious ripe fruits. It has spice, a smoky edge and the acidity that is so typical of the vintage. Drink this attractive while structured wine from 2023.
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.