Château Ausone, 2005

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Ausone, 2005

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£1,225.00
Qty
Total

£1,225.00

Information
Grape Varietes: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 50% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Alain Vauthier, Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2025-2100 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101300
Estate Notes

Ausone's 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage, was rated 100 points by Robert Parker, and was purchased in two original wooden cases.

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

“The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its component parts (acidity, tannin, wood, alcohol and extract). Still youthful, but oh, so promising, this wine should be set aside for another decade and drunk over the following 50-75 years.” Robert Parker