Château Ausone, 2000

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Ausone, 2000

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

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Grape Varietes: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 50% Wine Style: Medium Bodied Red Winemaker: Alain Vauthier, Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2020-2075 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 100439
Estate Notes

Ausone's great 2000 Bordeaux vintage is one of their best ever – a true tour de force – and a rare wine of class and longevity. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

Château Ausone is the smallest of Bordeaux's 'big eight' (first growths), and its location is as spectacular as its wines; perched on the limestone hillsides that harbour the walled town of Saint-Émilion. Production at Ausone is tiny.

Ausone has been under the inspirational Alain Vauthier since 1995, who has spared no expense in establishing benchmark Saint-Émilion that often ages for 50-100 years. A new cellar (retaining old oak vats) and renovation of the château has breathed new life into Ausone.

Château Ausone is also one of Bordeaux's elite producers – comparable to the Médoc greats of Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Ausone’s wines are unsurprisingly amongst the most sought after in the world.

Reviews

“Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine than I had written in my tasting note in 2003, where I predicted maturity between 2020 and 2075. This wine displays wonderful, sweet tannin and a big, sweet kiss of truffle, crushed rock, blueberry, blackberry, and licorice. Extremely rich, full-bodied, with astonishing power, precision, and delicacy, this is a sumptuous wine that should age well for 50-60 years.” eRobertParker.com