Chateau Ausone

Chateau Ausone 2003

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Chateau Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classé "A", St Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2003

Grapes: A blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, 7ha vineyard on limestone plateau & limestone/clay slopes, average vine age 50 years (with some at 100 years), yield 23hl/ha, aged in new French oak barrels

No one in Bordeaux has made greater progress in taming the extraordinary potential of this noble terroir than Alain Vauthier, an obsessed perfectionist if there ever was one. He has instituted a Draconian selection at this tiny estate, both in the vineyard and the cellar, and the second wine, Chapelle d’Ausone, has also become one of the region’s finest wines. Only 1500 cases of this ethereal "grand vin" masterpiece is produced at the property.

Critics' Tasting Notes:

"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." Drink 2014-2034

100/100 points, Robert M. Parker Jr., WINE ADVOCATE, August 2014

"The wine of the vintage from the Right Bank is relatively youthful, concentrated, and rich, with a serious depth of raw materials, ripe fruits and minerality. The exotic textures are perfectly matched by the complex earthy, licorice, floral, plum, black cherry and crushed rock filled nose. The incredibly long, expansive, mineral drive finish must last for close to 60 seconds on your palate."

99/100 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, February 2015


This is part of a private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.

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Additional Details

Saint Emilion
Primary Grape/Blend:
Bordeaux Blend
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