Château Ausone, 2006

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Ausone, 2006

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£485.00
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£485.00

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Grape Varietes: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 50% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Alain Vauthier, Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2018-2035 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 101783
Estate Notes

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' (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

"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.” eRobertParker.com