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    Ausone

    About Château Ausone

    Château Ausone vies with Cheval-Blanc to be Saint-Émilion’s most prestigious estate. Named after the Roman poet Ausonius who once resided in this area, Ausone is one of four Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) wines in the classification of Saint-Émilion (along with Angélus, Cheval Blanc and Pavie).

    Quite possibly the oldest winemaking estate in the entire region, the vines of Château Ausone occupy the same site as a villa owned by the Roman poet and proconsul Ausonius nearly 2000 years ago. The connection to the current name is clear to see, but the Vauthier family have owned these hallowed vineyards for several centuries into the 12th generation with Pauline.

    Viniculture

    Ausone stands tall over the town of St-Émilion itself, with a mere seven hectares of entirely classified vines – making it the single smallest First Growth in any appellation, on any Bank. Clinging precariously to steep, ancient slopes comprised of clay and limestone with particularly shallow soil cover, it has been said that Ausone is one of few properties in the region where one can simply tell from the sight of its terroir that the wine is exceptional. There are Cabernet Franc vines that are more than 100 years of age (planted 1906).

    Striking chunks of limestone are immediately obvious, and it comes as no surprise to learn that such is the extent of said geological influence that there are deep quarries running beneath the vines. Actively worked between the 13th and 19th centuries, the dormant mines are now used by the Vauthiers to store oak barrels at a temperature of 12 degrees and a steady year-round humidity of 97% – in fact so effective are these limestone cellars that a dehumidifier had to be installed!

    Aside from producing some of the greatest, rarest wine on Earth, Ausone’s terroir is exceptional for its consistency. Vintage after vintage, both the Grand Vin and the second wine excel whilst others stumble – the latter representing a minuscule 10% of the total production of an already dramatically small amount.

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    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Ausone 1952 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £677.08
    1952

    Ausone 1952 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £677.08
    Ausone 1957 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £742.80
    1957

    Ausone 1957 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £742.80
    Ausone 1970 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,299.74
    1970

    Ausone 1970 (12x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £6,299.74
    Ausone 1971 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,442.54
    1971

    Ausone 1971 (12x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £6,442.54
    Ausone 1979 (11x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,202.26
    1979

    Ausone 1979 (11x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92)

    -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 11x75cl 1 92 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,202.26
    Ausone 1979 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,454.54
    1979

    Ausone 1979 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92)

    -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,454.54
    Ausone 1986 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £525.60
    1986

    Ausone 1986 (1x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (89)

    Firm and vivid, offering clear cherry, tobacco and cedar flavors backed by firm, round tannins; it blooms on the finish.--The Bordeaux 50. Drink now through 2000. 2,000 cases made. -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 89 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £525.60
    Ausone 1989 (7x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,215.54
    1989

    Ausone 1989 (7x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 7x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £3,215.54
    Ausone 2000 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £10,518.94
    2000

    Ausone 2000 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98+)

    Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. 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, but in the case of the one bottle out of three that was not corked, it seemed far more evolved and forward than I suggested in my write-up in 2003.
    As per photos ,2033858 - Damaged labels not SIB Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,518.94
    Ausone 2000 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,937.27
    2000

    Ausone 2000 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98+)

    Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. 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, but in the case of the one bottle out of three that was not corked, it seemed far more evolved and forward than I suggested in my write-up in 2003.
    As per photos ,2090781 - Not SIB, Damaged label, Damaged cap Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,937.27
    Ausone 2001 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £10,780.54
    2001

    Ausone 2001 (6x150cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    Lots of currants, mineral and licorice character. Full- to medium-bodied, with racy tannins. Mouthpuckering and very polished. Super well-crafted. Equal to or better than the '00? Final judgment after it's bottled. Score range: 95-100
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,780.54
    Ausone 2002 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,631.64
    2002

    Ausone 2002 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    In many respects, the 2002 may be even more impressive than the 2003. A far more challenging vintage to get everything right, and especially in St.-Emilion, where many disappointments have been produced, this is one of the wines of the vintage and (along with Pavie) among the finest wines from the Right Bank. It possesses a deep purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, blackberries, wet stones, and wonderfully perfumed floral notes. When the wine hits the palate, it exhibits impressive purity, medium to full body, a multi-layered texture, and extraordinary precision and intensity with a finish just short of 50 seconds. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2035.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,631.64
    Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £9,471.34
    2003

    Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets, truffles, lead pencil shavings, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied with staggering concentration, a voluptuous texture, low acidity and well-integrated, melted tannins, this deep, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux is beginning to drink exceptionally well. It should continue to do so for another two decades or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,471.34
    Ausone 2003 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,937.27
    2003

    Ausone 2003 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets, truffles, lead pencil shavings, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied with staggering concentration, a voluptuous texture, low acidity and well-integrated, melted tannins, this deep, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux is beginning to drink exceptionally well. It should continue to do so for another two decades or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,937.27
    Ausone 2004 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,137.27
    2004

    Ausone 2004 (6x75cl)

    Wine & Spirit Magazine (98)

    Tasted from barrel in 2005, this was among the best wines of the vintage, with limestone-soil character coming through the fresh brightness of fruit. Ausone was all potential energy then, and it has only improved in the two years since. The wine shares the resonant depths of the ancient limestone caves at Ausone, as the flavors echo through the finish. It starts off from a small place, a sweet confection that brings roasted blueberries to mind, the caramelized oak tasting like the edge of charred fat on extremely fine grilled beef. Over the course of several days, the wine becomes increasingly more subtle and serious in tone, with delicate red fruit, gracious mineral-inflected tannins and detailed flavors that last effortlessly. This Ausone will live for decades.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WSM) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,137.27
    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £7,360.07
    2005

    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    The 2005 Ausone is magnificent. A wine of soaring intensity and class, the 2005 dazzles from the very first taste. The aromatics alone are captivating, with notes of cinnamon, mint, crushed rocks, blood orange, mocha and incense. Graceful and stately in bearing, the 2005 boasts tremendous purity and breathtaking balance. Readers will find a stunning Saint-Émilion that is just at the beginning of what promises to be a very long drinking window that will be measured in decades. It is a towering achievement from the Vauthier family.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £7,360.07
    Ausone 2005 (7x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £9,569.54
    2005

    Ausone 2005 (7x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    The 2005 Ausone is magnificent. A wine of soaring intensity and class, the 2005 dazzles from the very first taste. The aromatics alone are captivating, with notes of cinnamon, mint, crushed rocks, blood orange, mocha and incense. Graceful and stately in bearing, the 2005 boasts tremendous purity and breathtaking balance. Readers will find a stunning Saint-Émilion that is just at the beginning of what promises to be a very long drinking window that will be measured in decades. It is a towering achievement from the Vauthier family.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 7x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,569.54
    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,365.27
    2006

    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (97)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,365.27
    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,779.24
    2008

    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98)

    Ruby/violet-colored, with a deep, intense nose of ripe fruits, underbrush, flowers, tapenade, and white truffles, the 2008 Château Ausone hits the palate with a deep, concentrated, yet reserved, incredibly elegant style. Young and still unevolved, it has building structure, beautiful acidity, and a great finish. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,779.24
    Ausone 2009 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,231.35
    2009

    Ausone 2009 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    Incredible nose of currants and blueberries. Flowers too. Licorice. Such purity on the nose of Cabernet Franc. Full body, incredible structure, with fabulous tannins and a long, long finish. Built out of stone. The prefect Ausone. Try after 2022.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 4 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,231.35
    Ausone 2009 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,063.24
    2009

    Ausone 2009 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    Incredible nose of currants and blueberries. Flowers too. Licorice. Such purity on the nose of Cabernet Franc. Full body, incredible structure, with fabulous tannins and a long, long finish. Built out of stone. The prefect Ausone. Try after 2022.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,063.24
    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,948.04
    2010

    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (99)

    98-100. Very concentrated and wonderfully perfumed wine. It has great balance and acidity, intense freshness. The superb fragrance of the Cabernet Franc has made a gorgeous wine, black fruited and likely to age for decades.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,948.04
    Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,246.47
    2010

    Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (99)

    98-100. Very concentrated and wonderfully perfumed wine. It has great balance and acidity, intense freshness. The superb fragrance of the Cabernet Franc has made a gorgeous wine, black fruited and likely to age for decades.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 99 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,246.47
    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,063.67
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    This is a wonderful young red with orange peal, mineral, spice and berry. Full and super fine. Great length. A gorgeous wine. The old vines of Cabernet Franc make the difference here. Great harmony.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,063.67
    Ausone 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,922.00
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    This is a wonderful young red with orange peal, mineral, spice and berry. Full and super fine. Great length. A gorgeous wine. The old vines of Cabernet Franc make the difference here. Great harmony.
    Damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,922.00
    Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,933.27
    2012

    Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (95-97)

    The Merlot was harvested on October 9, 11 and 12, while the Cabernet Franc was picked October 13, 15 and 17, with yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare. The assemblage is 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot and will be aged in 85% new French oak for 18 months. Floral, stone, licorice and black cherries create the aromatics. Supple, rich, mineral-driven and polished black cherry and raspberries end with the one of the richest, most opulent finishes of the vintage. 95-97 Pts
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,933.27
    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,461.67
    2013

    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93-95)

    Probably the wine of the vintage, once again. Only 9,000 bottles of the 2013 Ausone were produced, as crop size was 50% of normal. However, proprietor Alain Vauthier and his daughter certainly have proven a truly great wine can be produced in some of the most trying conditions Bordeaux wine producers have had to deal with over the last 20 years. Yields were only 22 hectoliters per hectare and the final blend was 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. The haunting aromas of wet rocks, spring flowers, blue and black fruits and forest floor are followed by an incredibly dense, attractive wine with sweet tannin, stunning concentration and texture, medium body and a depth that is essentially unreal in a vintage such as this. The wine is a superb example of great winemaking under the most difficult circumstances. Unlike more recent Ausones, this should be reasonably drinkable in 5-6 years and yet be capable of lasting 25-30.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,461.67
    Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,269.27
    2014

    Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    Fabulous aromas of currants, rose petals, dried strawberries and hints of lemon rind. Wet earth and chalk. Full and dense and so compacted and squeezed. What a texture. Phenomenal. Needs five to six years to open, but it’s a joy to taste. Amazing. Such energy! From organically grown grapes as well. I am in awe.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,269.27
    Ausone 2015 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,328.84
    2015

    Ausone 2015 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (100)

    An utterly perfect wine from Alain Vauthier, the 2015 Château Ausone offers off the hook notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and dried flowers, with more floral and mineral characteristics developing with time in the glass. Amazingly deep, full-bodied, pure and ethereally textured, with building density and tannin, it’s one of those wines that need to be tasted to be believed. Unfortunately, the production is minuscule (and expensive). A wine that will make your heart rate jump, give it 4-5 years of cellaring and I suspect it will keep for as long as you’d like to hang on to bottles. It’s a tour de force in wine and the wine of the vintage in 2015.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,328.84
    Ausone 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,822.07
    2015

    Ausone 2015 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (100)

    An utterly perfect wine from Alain Vauthier, the 2015 Château Ausone offers off the hook notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and dried flowers, with more floral and mineral characteristics developing with time in the glass. Amazingly deep, full-bodied, pure and ethereally textured, with building density and tannin, it’s one of those wines that need to be tasted to be believed. Unfortunately, the production is minuscule (and expensive). A wine that will make your heart rate jump, give it 4-5 years of cellaring and I suspect it will keep for as long as you’d like to hang on to bottles. It’s a tour de force in wine and the wine of the vintage in 2015.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,822.07
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Ausone 1952 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £562.00
    1952

    Ausone 1952 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £562.00
    Ausone 1957 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £742.80
    1957

    Ausone 1957 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £742.80
    Ausone 1970 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,223.00
    1970

    Ausone 1970 (12x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £5,223.00
    Ausone 1971 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,342.00
    1971

    Ausone 1971 (12x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £5,342.00
    Ausone 1979 (11x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,644.00
    1979

    Ausone 1979 (11x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92)

    -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 11x75cl 1 92 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,644.00
    Ausone 1979 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,852.00
    1979

    Ausone 1979 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92)

    -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,852.00
    Ausone 1986 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £525.60
    1986

    Ausone 1986 (1x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (89)

    Firm and vivid, offering clear cherry, tobacco and cedar flavors backed by firm, round tannins; it blooms on the finish.--The Bordeaux 50. Drink now through 2000. 2,000 cases made. -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 89 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £525.60
    Ausone 1989 (7x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,664.00
    1989

    Ausone 1989 (7x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 7x75cl 1 - In Bond: £2,664.00
    Ausone 2000 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £8,739.00
    2000

    Ausone 2000 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98+)

    Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. 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, but in the case of the one bottle out of three that was not corked, it seemed far more evolved and forward than I suggested in my write-up in 2003.
    As per photos ,2033858 - Damaged labels not SIB Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,739.00
    Ausone 2000 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,101.00
    2000

    Ausone 2000 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98+)

    Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. 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, but in the case of the one bottle out of three that was not corked, it seemed far more evolved and forward than I suggested in my write-up in 2003.
    As per photos ,2090781 - Not SIB, Damaged label, Damaged cap Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,101.00
    Ausone 2001 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £8,957.00
    2001

    Ausone 2001 (6x150cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    Lots of currants, mineral and licorice character. Full- to medium-bodied, with racy tannins. Mouthpuckering and very polished. Super well-crafted. Equal to or better than the '00? Final judgment after it's bottled. Score range: 95-100
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,957.00
    Ausone 2002 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,353.00
    2002

    Ausone 2002 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    In many respects, the 2002 may be even more impressive than the 2003. A far more challenging vintage to get everything right, and especially in St.-Emilion, where many disappointments have been produced, this is one of the wines of the vintage and (along with Pavie) among the finest wines from the Right Bank. It possesses a deep purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, blackberries, wet stones, and wonderfully perfumed floral notes. When the wine hits the palate, it exhibits impressive purity, medium to full body, a multi-layered texture, and extraordinary precision and intensity with a finish just short of 50 seconds. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2035.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,353.00
    Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £7,866.00
    2003

    Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets, truffles, lead pencil shavings, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied with staggering concentration, a voluptuous texture, low acidity and well-integrated, melted tannins, this deep, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux is beginning to drink exceptionally well. It should continue to do so for another two decades or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,866.00
    Ausone 2003 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,101.00
    2003

    Ausone 2003 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets, truffles, lead pencil shavings, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied with staggering concentration, a voluptuous texture, low acidity and well-integrated, melted tannins, this deep, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux is beginning to drink exceptionally well. It should continue to do so for another two decades or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,101.00
    Ausone 2004 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,601.00
    2004

    Ausone 2004 (6x75cl)

    Wine & Spirit Magazine (98)

    Tasted from barrel in 2005, this was among the best wines of the vintage, with limestone-soil character coming through the fresh brightness of fruit. Ausone was all potential energy then, and it has only improved in the two years since. The wine shares the resonant depths of the ancient limestone caves at Ausone, as the flavors echo through the finish. It starts off from a small place, a sweet confection that brings roasted blueberries to mind, the caramelized oak tasting like the edge of charred fat on extremely fine grilled beef. Over the course of several days, the wine becomes increasingly more subtle and serious in tone, with delicate red fruit, gracious mineral-inflected tannins and detailed flavors that last effortlessly. This Ausone will live for decades.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WSM) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,601.00
    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £6,120.00
    2005

    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    The 2005 Ausone is magnificent. A wine of soaring intensity and class, the 2005 dazzles from the very first taste. The aromatics alone are captivating, with notes of cinnamon, mint, crushed rocks, blood orange, mocha and incense. Graceful and stately in bearing, the 2005 boasts tremendous purity and breathtaking balance. Readers will find a stunning Saint-Émilion that is just at the beginning of what promises to be a very long drinking window that will be measured in decades. It is a towering achievement from the Vauthier family.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £6,120.00
    Ausone 2005 (7x75cl)
    In Bond: £7,959.00
    2005

    Ausone 2005 (7x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    The 2005 Ausone is magnificent. A wine of soaring intensity and class, the 2005 dazzles from the very first taste. The aromatics alone are captivating, with notes of cinnamon, mint, crushed rocks, blood orange, mocha and incense. Graceful and stately in bearing, the 2005 boasts tremendous purity and breathtaking balance. Readers will find a stunning Saint-Émilion that is just at the beginning of what promises to be a very long drinking window that will be measured in decades. It is a towering achievement from the Vauthier family.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 7x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,959.00
    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,791.00
    2006

    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (97)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,791.00
    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,476.00
    2008

    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98)

    Ruby/violet-colored, with a deep, intense nose of ripe fruits, underbrush, flowers, tapenade, and white truffles, the 2008 Château Ausone hits the palate with a deep, concentrated, yet reserved, incredibly elegant style. Young and still unevolved, it has building structure, beautiful acidity, and a great finish. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,476.00
    Ausone 2009 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £1,855.00
    2009

    Ausone 2009 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    Incredible nose of currants and blueberries. Flowers too. Licorice. Such purity on the nose of Cabernet Franc. Full body, incredible structure, with fabulous tannins and a long, long finish. Built out of stone. The prefect Ausone. Try after 2022.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 4 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,855.00
    Ausone 2009 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,546.00
    2009

    Ausone 2009 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    Incredible nose of currants and blueberries. Flowers too. Licorice. Such purity on the nose of Cabernet Franc. Full body, incredible structure, with fabulous tannins and a long, long finish. Built out of stone. The prefect Ausone. Try after 2022.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,546.00
    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,450.00
    2010

    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (99)

    98-100. Very concentrated and wonderfully perfumed wine. It has great balance and acidity, intense freshness. The superb fragrance of the Cabernet Franc has made a gorgeous wine, black fruited and likely to age for decades.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,450.00
    Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,192.00
    2010

    Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (99)

    98-100. Very concentrated and wonderfully perfumed wine. It has great balance and acidity, intense freshness. The superb fragrance of the Cabernet Franc has made a gorgeous wine, black fruited and likely to age for decades.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 99 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,192.00
    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £3,373.00
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    This is a wonderful young red with orange peal, mineral, spice and berry. Full and super fine. Great length. A gorgeous wine. The old vines of Cabernet Franc make the difference here. Great harmony.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,373.00
    Ausone 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,922.00
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    This is a wonderful young red with orange peal, mineral, spice and berry. Full and super fine. Great length. A gorgeous wine. The old vines of Cabernet Franc make the difference here. Great harmony.
    Damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,922.00
    Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,431.00
    2012

    Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (95-97)

    The Merlot was harvested on October 9, 11 and 12, while the Cabernet Franc was picked October 13, 15 and 17, with yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare. The assemblage is 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot and will be aged in 85% new French oak for 18 months. Floral, stone, licorice and black cherries create the aromatics. Supple, rich, mineral-driven and polished black cherry and raspberries end with the one of the richest, most opulent finishes of the vintage. 95-97 Pts
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,431.00
    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,038.00
    2013

    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93-95)

    Probably the wine of the vintage, once again. Only 9,000 bottles of the 2013 Ausone were produced, as crop size was 50% of normal. However, proprietor Alain Vauthier and his daughter certainly have proven a truly great wine can be produced in some of the most trying conditions Bordeaux wine producers have had to deal with over the last 20 years. Yields were only 22 hectoliters per hectare and the final blend was 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. The haunting aromas of wet rocks, spring flowers, blue and black fruits and forest floor are followed by an incredibly dense, attractive wine with sweet tannin, stunning concentration and texture, medium body and a depth that is essentially unreal in a vintage such as this. The wine is a superb example of great winemaking under the most difficult circumstances. Unlike more recent Ausones, this should be reasonably drinkable in 5-6 years and yet be capable of lasting 25-30.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,038.00
    Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,711.00
    2014

    Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    Fabulous aromas of currants, rose petals, dried strawberries and hints of lemon rind. Wet earth and chalk. Full and dense and so compacted and squeezed. What a texture. Phenomenal. Needs five to six years to open, but it’s a joy to taste. Amazing. Such energy! From organically grown grapes as well. I am in awe.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,711.00
    Ausone 2015 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,934.00
    2015

    Ausone 2015 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (100)

    An utterly perfect wine from Alain Vauthier, the 2015 Château Ausone offers off the hook notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and dried flowers, with more floral and mineral characteristics developing with time in the glass. Amazingly deep, full-bodied, pure and ethereally textured, with building density and tannin, it’s one of those wines that need to be tasted to be believed. Unfortunately, the production is minuscule (and expensive). A wine that will make your heart rate jump, give it 4-5 years of cellaring and I suspect it will keep for as long as you’d like to hang on to bottles. It’s a tour de force in wine and the wine of the vintage in 2015.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,934.00
    Ausone 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,005.00
    2015

    Ausone 2015 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (100)

    An utterly perfect wine from Alain Vauthier, the 2015 Château Ausone offers off the hook notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and dried flowers, with more floral and mineral characteristics developing with time in the glass. Amazingly deep, full-bodied, pure and ethereally textured, with building density and tannin, it’s one of those wines that need to be tasted to be believed. Unfortunately, the production is minuscule (and expensive). A wine that will make your heart rate jump, give it 4-5 years of cellaring and I suspect it will keep for as long as you’d like to hang on to bottles. It’s a tour de force in wine and the wine of the vintage in 2015.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,005.00

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