Origin: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Level: 14% ABV
Serving Temperature: 16-18°C
Château Ausone, 2006
Colour: Inky, dark and opaque with blue and purple accents in the colour.
Nose: Intense mineral, blackberry liqueur, blueberry, smoke, truffle and ripe, sweet essence of black cherry.
Palate: Clearly a contender for wine of the vintage. In a year of masculine styled wine, this is soft, refined and elegant. The ripe tannins are buried under a wealth of ripe fruit, stone, floral and earthy charms. Not close to mature, but offering a beautiful, velvet, focused tasting experience today.
Lamb, red meats, cheese, truffle and chocolate.