Tim Atkin MW - Ribera del Duero Special Report 2021 - Ausàs Interpretación Cosecha 2019 - 96/100 (14.5%)
Ausàs is made by Xavier Ausàs, the former long-term winemaker at Vega Sicilia, and has established itself in the space of just four vintages as one of the best wines in the region. Very much a pan-regional red, with components from Gumiel de Mercado, Moradillo, Nava de Roa and Roa, sourced from growers and some of his own vines, this is a youthful, engagingly perfumed Tinto Fino that's much more than the sum of its parts. Pure, perfumed and wellbalanced, with voluptuous tannins, raspberry and blackberry fruit and bright, balancing acidity. 2024-31