Chateau Ausone

Chateau Ausone 2005

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Chateau Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classé "A", St Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2005

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

A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone (almost) impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate!

Critics' Tasting Notes:

"The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its component parts (acidity, tannin, wood, alcohol and extract). Still youthful, but oh, so promising, this wine should be set aside for another decade and drunk over the following 50-75 years." Drink 2030-2100

100/100 points, Robert M. Parker Jr., WINE ADVOCATE, June 2015

"With a wall of crushed rocks, mint, flowers, juicy, sweet, plums, cherry and blackberry, this inky colored wine is clearly massive, intense, and concentrated. Powerful, yet refined, this is quite tight at the moment and not fun to taste. Give it at least another decade and a few hours of air, and the magic should happen."

99/100 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, February 2017


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
Drinking well now
Influence of Oak:

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