Château Ausone 2006

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SKU
101783

"My early candidate for wine of the vintage: this fills the mouth with perfume but its fruit of steel suggests that it will last a very long time." Stephen Tanzer

£500.00
Total £500.00
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Grape Blend Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 50%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2035
Winemaker Alain Vauthier, Michel Rolland - consultant
Organic No
Reviewer Score 97
Reviewer Stephen Tanzer
SKU 101783

Château Ausone 2006 was purchased in its original wooden cases and is in excellent condition.

Château Ausone is the smallest of Bordeaux's 'big eight' wine producers, and its location is as spectacular as its fine red wines; perched on the limestone hillsides that harbour the walled town of Saint-Émilion.

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. The estate is one of Bordeaux's elite producers – comparable to the fine red wines of Médoc greats of Latour and Mouton Rothschild.

"Bright medium ruby. Brooding, pure aromas of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, espresso and minerals. Wonderfully dense yet weightless, with a penetrating calcaire energy to its sappy black fruit and mineral flavors. This has filled out impressively since its early days in barrel but is still just at the beginning of its evolution. The slowly mounting, compellingly long finish saturates the palate with flavor, and the substantial tannins are amazingly sweet and fine-grained. My early candidate for wine of the vintage: this fills the mouth with perfume but its fruit of steel suggests that it will last a very long time. I won't be around to drink this beauty at its peak." Stephen Tanzer

"The 2006 Château Ausone has a fragrant bouquet compared to the 2006 Pavie, fomenting more secondary aromas such as smoke, cigar box, potpourri and a smear of Seville orange marmalade. The palate is very refined on the entry, rounded and supple in the mouth. It clearly does not have the density and weight of the Pavie, but it exerts an insistent grip in the mouth and the tannins have symmetry on the finish." robertparker.com

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