Château 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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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ausone 1966 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £634.80
1966

Ausone 1966 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (78)

Tasted twice from well-stored bottles in Bordeaux, this wine reveals an amber/rust overtone to its medium garnet color. At first the nose offers attractive faded fruit, old leather, and dried herb-like aromas. In the mouth, the wine possesses sweetness on the attack that quickly faded to reveal astringency, harshness, and a medium-bodied, hollow personality. It is clearly in decline. Last tasted 3/97
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 78 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £634.80
Ausone 1989 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £5,496.94
1989

Ausone 1989 (12x75cl)
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £5,496.94
Ausone 1989 (1x500cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,244.65
1989

Ausone 1989 (1x500cl)
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Bordeaux 1x500cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £3,244.65
Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,562.19
1989

Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
As per photos ,1076447 - NOT SIB: Repack, damaged cap, low levels, slight damaged labels Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 5x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,562.19
Ausone 1999 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,354.00
1999

Ausone 1999 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color, a compelling bouquet of licorice, minerals, black and blueberry liqueur, extraordinary delineation, high tannin, superb extract, and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20,000 bottles because he eliminated one-fourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous, but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050.
As per photos ,1831904 - Damaged caps and labels Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,354.00
Ausone 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £12,258.94
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £12,258.94
Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £703.48
2001

Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)

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 Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £703.48
Ausone 2002 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,075.34
2002

Ausone 2002 (12x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,075.34
Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £9,525.34
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,525.34
Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £8,306.87
2005

Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)

Vinous (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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £8,306.87
Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,073.67
2006

Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (96)

95-97 Barrel Sample A hugely dense wine, all power and dark tannins. Very concentrated, this is dark, a firm, solid structure covering the huge black plum fruit flavors. It's all about power.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 96 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,073.67
Ausone 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,665.67
2007

Ausone 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

While there is certainly plenty of wood here, the wine has weight and impressive concentration for the year. The tannins are still brooding away, giving a dark firm character to the wine. Blackberry fruits and acidity are there, but still well buried in the tannins.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 16 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,665.67
Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,635.23
2008

Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,635.23
Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,020.40
2008

Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,020.40
Ausone 2009 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,363.48
2009

Ausone 2009 (1x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,363.48
Ausone 2009 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,896.43
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,896.43
Ausone 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £5,363.27
2009

Ausone 2009 (6x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,363.27
Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £5,665.67
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,665.67
Ausone 2011 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,650.56
2011

Ausone 2011 (1x150cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,650.56
Ausone 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,839.67
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,839.67
Ausone 2012 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £540.28
2012

Ausone 2012 (1x75cl)

Jeff Leve (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
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 95-97 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £540.28
Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,802.47
2012

Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (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
Delivery to Storage from 10 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-97 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,802.47
Ausone 2013 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £493.48
2013

Ausone 2013 (1x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £493.48
Ausone 2014 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,896.07
2014

Ausone 2014 (3x150cl)

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.
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Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,896.07
Ausone 2014 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £5,232.94
2014

Ausone 2014 (6x150cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,232.94
Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,761.67
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,761.67
Ausone 2016 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,097.11
2016

Ausone 2016 (1x300cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 Ausone was mightily impressive from barrel. Bottled in July 2018, it has a very intense bouquet of black cherries, cassis, cedar and light pencil box aromas emanating from the 50% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigreed tannin that belies the density and structure of this Ausone. There is something agile about Alain and Pauline Vauthier's wine this year. Yet the wine also reveals considerable depth and concentration, gently but insistently gripping the palate with a touch of white pepper and Earl Grey toward the persistent finish. There is not a hair out of place on this Ausone ­­– one of the finest produced in recent years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,097.11
Ausone 2016 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,055.02
2016

Ausone 2016 (1x600cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 Ausone was mightily impressive from barrel. Bottled in July 2018, it has a very intense bouquet of black cherries, cassis, cedar and light pencil box aromas emanating from the 50% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigreed tannin that belies the density and structure of this Ausone. There is something agile about Alain and Pauline Vauthier's wine this year. Yet the wine also reveals considerable depth and concentration, gently but insistently gripping the palate with a touch of white pepper and Earl Grey toward the persistent finish. There is not a hair out of place on this Ausone ­­– one of the finest produced in recent years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 99 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,055.02
Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,254.47
2016

Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 Ausone was mightily impressive from barrel. Bottled in July 2018, it has a very intense bouquet of black cherries, cassis, cedar and light pencil box aromas emanating from the 50% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigreed tannin that belies the density and structure of this Ausone. There is something agile about Alain and Pauline Vauthier's wine this year. Yet the wine also reveals considerable depth and concentration, gently but insistently gripping the palate with a touch of white pepper and Earl Grey toward the persistent finish. There is not a hair out of place on this Ausone ­­– one of the finest produced in recent years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,254.47
Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,453.76
2017

Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97-99)

Blended of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Ausone offers up slowly emerging notes of crushed black plums, blackberries and mulberries with nuances of anise, violets, new leather and unsmoked cigars plus suggestions of black olives and truffles and a touch of cast iron pan. Medium to full-bodied with firm, very finely grained, super ripe tannins and an uplifting backbone of freshness perfectly supporting the profoundly layered, tightly wound yet incredibly intense fruit, it finishes very long with mineral accents and compelling tension.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 97-99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,453.76
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ausone 1966 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £529.00
1966

Ausone 1966 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (78)

Tasted twice from well-stored bottles in Bordeaux, this wine reveals an amber/rust overtone to its medium garnet color. At first the nose offers attractive faded fruit, old leather, and dried herb-like aromas. In the mouth, the wine possesses sweetness on the attack that quickly faded to reveal astringency, harshness, and a medium-bodied, hollow personality. It is clearly in decline. Last tasted 3/97
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 78 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £529.00
Ausone 1989 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £4,554.00
1989

Ausone 1989 (12x75cl)
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £4,554.00
Ausone 1989 (1x500cl)
In Bond: £2,689.00
1989

Ausone 1989 (1x500cl)
As per photo Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x500cl 1 - In Bond: £2,689.00
Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
In Bond: £2,124.00
1989

Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
As per photos ,1076447 - NOT SIB: Repack, damaged cap, low levels, slight damaged labels Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 5x75cl 1 - In Bond: £2,124.00
Ausone 1999 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £5,295.00
1999

Ausone 1999 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color, a compelling bouquet of licorice, minerals, black and blueberry liqueur, extraordinary delineation, high tannin, superb extract, and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20,000 bottles because he eliminated one-fourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous, but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050.
As per photos ,1831904 - Damaged caps and labels Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,295.00
Ausone 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £10,189.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £10,189.00
Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £584.00
2001

Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)

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 Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £584.00
Ausone 2002 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £5,036.00
2002

Ausone 2002 (12x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,036.00
Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £7,911.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,911.00
Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £6,909.00
2005

Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)

Vinous (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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £6,909.00
Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,548.00
2006

Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (96)

95-97 Barrel Sample A hugely dense wine, all power and dark tannins. Very concentrated, this is dark, a firm, solid structure covering the huge black plum fruit flavors. It's all about power.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 96 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,548.00
Ausone 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,208.00
2007

Ausone 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

While there is certainly plenty of wood here, the wine has weight and impressive concentration for the year. The tannins are still brooding away, giving a dark firm character to the wine. Blackberry fruits and acidity are there, but still well buried in the tannins.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 16 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,208.00
Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,356.00
2008

Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,356.00
Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,517.00
2008

Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,517.00
Ausone 2009 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,134.00
2009

Ausone 2009 (1x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,134.00
Ausone 2009 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,407.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,407.00
Ausone 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £4,456.00
2009

Ausone 2009 (6x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,456.00
Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £4,708.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,708.00
Ausone 2011 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,371.00
2011

Ausone 2011 (1x150cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,371.00
Ausone 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,353.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,353.00
Ausone 2012 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £448.00
2012

Ausone 2012 (1x75cl)

Jeff Leve (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
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 95-97 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: £448.00
Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,322.00
2012

Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (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
Delivery to Storage from 10 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-97 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,322.00
Ausone 2013 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £409.00
2013

Ausone 2013 (1x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £409.00
Ausone 2014 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £2,400.00
2014

Ausone 2014 (3x150cl)

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.
Original Wooden case 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,400.00
Ausone 2014 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £4,334.00
2014

Ausone 2014 (6x150cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,334.00
Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,288.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,288.00
Ausone 2016 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £2,572.00
2016

Ausone 2016 (1x300cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 Ausone was mightily impressive from barrel. Bottled in July 2018, it has a very intense bouquet of black cherries, cassis, cedar and light pencil box aromas emanating from the 50% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigreed tannin that belies the density and structure of this Ausone. There is something agile about Alain and Pauline Vauthier's wine this year. Yet the wine also reveals considerable depth and concentration, gently but insistently gripping the palate with a touch of white pepper and Earl Grey toward the persistent finish. There is not a hair out of place on this Ausone ­­– one of the finest produced in recent years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 99 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,572.00
Ausone 2016 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £5,028.00
2016

Ausone 2016 (1x600cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 Ausone was mightily impressive from barrel. Bottled in July 2018, it has a very intense bouquet of black cherries, cassis, cedar and light pencil box aromas emanating from the 50% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigreed tannin that belies the density and structure of this Ausone. There is something agile about Alain and Pauline Vauthier's wine this year. Yet the wine also reveals considerable depth and concentration, gently but insistently gripping the palate with a touch of white pepper and Earl Grey toward the persistent finish. There is not a hair out of place on this Ausone ­­– one of the finest produced in recent years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 99 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,028.00
Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £3,532.00
2016

Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2016 Ausone was mightily impressive from barrel. Bottled in July 2018, it has a very intense bouquet of black cherries, cassis, cedar and light pencil box aromas emanating from the 50% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, filigreed tannin that belies the density and structure of this Ausone. There is something agile about Alain and Pauline Vauthier's wine this year. Yet the wine also reveals considerable depth and concentration, gently but insistently gripping the palate with a touch of white pepper and Earl Grey toward the persistent finish. There is not a hair out of place on this Ausone ­­– one of the finest produced in recent years.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,532.00
Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,207.00
2017

Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97-99)

Blended of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Ausone offers up slowly emerging notes of crushed black plums, blackberries and mulberries with nuances of anise, violets, new leather and unsmoked cigars plus suggestions of black olives and truffles and a touch of cast iron pan. Medium to full-bodied with firm, very finely grained, super ripe tannins and an uplifting backbone of freshness perfectly supporting the profoundly layered, tightly wound yet incredibly intense fruit, it finishes very long with mineral accents and compelling tension.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 97-99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,207.00

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