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Chateau Ausone 2005

Your Price: $1,295.00

Optimum drinking: 2020-2090
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc 65%, Merlot 35%
Winemaker: Alain Vauthier
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Ausone's 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage, was rated 100 points by Robert Parker, and was purchased in its original wooden cases.

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.

“…a brilliant winemaking achievement from an extraordinarily hallowed terroir on the southern hillside slopes of St.-Emilion.

“A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks. This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come across as incredibly sublime, even delicate for such a stunningly concentrated, full-bodied effort. A masterpiece of concentration and balance” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Chateau Ausone 2005