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Chateau Ausone 2005

Your Price: $1,095.00

Optimum drinking: 2020-2055
Rating: 100 - Antonio Galloni
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.

“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.” Antonio Galloni

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

Chateau Ausone 2005