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