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    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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    Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Ausone 1974 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,568.92
    1974

    Ausone 1974 (6x75cl)
    Conditions : As per photos NO ORIGINAL case Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - Inc. TAX: €2,568.92
    Ausone 1979 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,766.92
    1979

    Ausone 1979 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92)

    -JS
    Conditions: As per photos NO ORIGINIAL Case In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,766.92
    Ausone 1986 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €6,265.84
    1986

    Ausone 1986 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (89)

    Firm and vivid, offering clear cherry, tobacco and cedar flavors backed by firm, round tannins; it blooms on the finish.--The Bordeaux 50. Drink now through 2000. 2,000 cases made. -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €6,265.84
    Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,967.77
    1989

    Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
    As per photos ,1076447 - NOT SIB: Repack, damaged cap, low levels, slight damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 5x75cl 1 - Inc. TAX: €2,967.77
    Ausone 1995 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €3,666.92
    1995

    Ausone 1995 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (96)

    Flower and berry character, with hints of clove and black pepper. Full-bodied and very rich, with decadent flavors. Oozes with ripe fruit. Goes on and on. Fabulous.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,666.92
    Ausone 1997 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €5,815.84
    1997

    Ausone 1997 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (91)

    A fine wine, this dark purple-colored effort reveals black raspberry, blackberry, mineral, and floral aromas in its complex, multidimensional bouquet. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied, with sweet, ripe fruit, firm tannin, good acidity, and a long, well-endowed, moderately tannic finish. Moreover, it will be a long-lived wine. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €5,815.84
    Ausone 1998 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €10,237.84
    1998

    Ausone 1998 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    I’m still looking forward to tasting the great Château Ausone of Saint-Émilion later this week, but in the meantime I’m thinking back to this great 1998 I had this summer. In fact, it looks like 2014 was the antithesis of 1998, a year that saw the Right Bank and the early-ripening-merlot-dominated blends triumph over the Left Bank; as I’ve just written, I believe 2014 is showing much better for cabernet sauvignon and the Right Bank. Even so, this was tight and powerful with hints of cream and blueberries. It was full and pretty with firm tannins. On the finish it was so long and intense. Some balsamic and dried fruit undertones. It’s only beginning to open up now.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €10,237.84
    Ausone 1999 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €7,465.84
    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 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €7,465.84
    Ausone 2002 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €7,537.84
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €7,537.84
    Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €11,509.84
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €11,509.84
    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €11,052.92
    2005

    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €11,052.92
    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €4,074.92
    2006

    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (97)

    Bright medium ruby. Brooding, pure aromas of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, espresso and minerals. Wonderfully dense yet weightless, with a penetrating calcaire energy to its sappy black fruit and mineral flavors. This has filled out impressively since its early days in barrel but is still just at the beginning of its evolution. The slowly mounting, compellingly long finish saturates the palate with flavor, and the substantial tannins are amazingly sweet and fine-grained. My early candidate for wine of the vintage: this fills the mouth with perfume but its fruit of steel suggests that it will last a very long time. I won't be around to drink this beauty at its peak.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,074.92
    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,235.46
    2008

    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98)

    Ruby/violet-colored, with a deep, intense nose of ripe fruits, underbrush, flowers, tapenade, and white truffles, the 2008 Château Ausone hits the palate with a deep, concentrated, yet reserved, incredibly elegant style. Young and still unevolved, it has building structure, beautiful acidity, and a great finish. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,235.46
    Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €4,410.92
    2008

    Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98)

    Ruby/violet-colored, with a deep, intense nose of ripe fruits, underbrush, flowers, tapenade, and white truffles, the 2008 Château Ausone hits the palate with a deep, concentrated, yet reserved, incredibly elegant style. Young and still unevolved, it has building structure, beautiful acidity, and a great finish. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,410.92
    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €3,303.46
    2010

    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)

    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.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,303.46
    Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €7,074.92
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €7,074.92
    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)
    Inc. TAX: €3,636.92
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,636.92
    Ausone 2011 (3x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,833.46
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (3x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,833.46
    Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €4,074.92
    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
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,074.92
    Ausone 2013 (3x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,431.46
    2013

    Ausone 2013 (3x75cl)

    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.
    As per photos ,2099175 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,431.46
    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,940.92
    2013

    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,940.92
    Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €3,516.92
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,516.92
    Ausone 2016 (1x150cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,986.31
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (1x150cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,986.31
    Ausone 2016 (1x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,170.76
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (1x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    Ex-Chateau 2022 In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,170.76
    Ausone 2016 (3x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,615.86
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (3x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,615.86
    Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €5,520.92
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €5,520.92
    Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)
    Inc. TAX: €1,506.31
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,506.31
    Ausone 2017 (1x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €819.16
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (1x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €819.16
    Ausone 2017 (3x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €2,577.46
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (3x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,577.46
    Ausone 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. TAX: €3,582.92
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,582.92
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Ausone 1974 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,125.00
    1974

    Ausone 1974 (6x75cl)
    Conditions : As per photos NO ORIGINAL case Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: €2,125.00
    Ausone 1979 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,290.00
    1979

    Ausone 1979 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (92)

    -JS
    Conditions: As per photos NO ORIGINIAL Case In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,290.00
    Ausone 1986 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €5,190.00
    1986

    Ausone 1986 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (89)

    Firm and vivid, offering clear cherry, tobacco and cedar flavors backed by firm, round tannins; it blooms on the finish.--The Bordeaux 50. Drink now through 2000. 2,000 cases made. -JS
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €5,190.00
    Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,460.00
    1989

    Ausone 1989 (5x75cl)
    As per photos ,1076447 - NOT SIB: Repack, damaged cap, low levels, slight damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 5x75cl 1 - In Bond: €2,460.00
    Ausone 1995 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €3,040.00
    1995

    Ausone 1995 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (96)

    Flower and berry character, with hints of clove and black pepper. Full-bodied and very rich, with decadent flavors. Oozes with ripe fruit. Goes on and on. Fabulous.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,040.00
    Ausone 1997 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €4,815.00
    1997

    Ausone 1997 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (91)

    A fine wine, this dark purple-colored effort reveals black raspberry, blackberry, mineral, and floral aromas in its complex, multidimensional bouquet. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied, with sweet, ripe fruit, firm tannin, good acidity, and a long, well-endowed, moderately tannic finish. Moreover, it will be a long-lived wine. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €4,815.00
    Ausone 1998 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €8,500.00
    1998

    Ausone 1998 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    I’m still looking forward to tasting the great Château Ausone of Saint-Émilion later this week, but in the meantime I’m thinking back to this great 1998 I had this summer. In fact, it looks like 2014 was the antithesis of 1998, a year that saw the Right Bank and the early-ripening-merlot-dominated blends triumph over the Left Bank; as I’ve just written, I believe 2014 is showing much better for cabernet sauvignon and the Right Bank. Even so, this was tight and powerful with hints of cream and blueberries. It was full and pretty with firm tannins. On the finish it was so long and intense. Some balsamic and dried fruit undertones. It’s only beginning to open up now.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €8,500.00
    Ausone 1999 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €6,190.00
    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 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €6,190.00
    Ausone 2002 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €6,250.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €6,250.00
    Ausone 2003 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: €9,560.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €9,560.00
    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €9,195.00
    2005

    Ausone 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €9,195.00
    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €3,380.00
    2006

    Ausone 2006 (6x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (97)

    Bright medium ruby. Brooding, pure aromas of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, espresso and minerals. Wonderfully dense yet weightless, with a penetrating calcaire energy to its sappy black fruit and mineral flavors. This has filled out impressively since its early days in barrel but is still just at the beginning of its evolution. The slowly mounting, compellingly long finish saturates the palate with flavor, and the substantial tannins are amazingly sweet and fine-grained. My early candidate for wine of the vintage: this fills the mouth with perfume but its fruit of steel suggests that it will last a very long time. I won't be around to drink this beauty at its peak.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,380.00
    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: €1,855.00
    2008

    Ausone 2008 (3x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98)

    Ruby/violet-colored, with a deep, intense nose of ripe fruits, underbrush, flowers, tapenade, and white truffles, the 2008 Château Ausone hits the palate with a deep, concentrated, yet reserved, incredibly elegant style. Young and still unevolved, it has building structure, beautiful acidity, and a great finish. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,855.00
    Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €3,660.00
    2008

    Ausone 2008 (6x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (98)

    Ruby/violet-colored, with a deep, intense nose of ripe fruits, underbrush, flowers, tapenade, and white truffles, the 2008 Château Ausone hits the palate with a deep, concentrated, yet reserved, incredibly elegant style. Young and still unevolved, it has building structure, beautiful acidity, and a great finish. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,660.00
    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,745.00
    2010

    Ausone 2010 (3x75cl)

    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.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,745.00
    Ausone 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €5,880.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €5,880.00
    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: €3,015.00
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (3x150cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,015.00
    Ausone 2011 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: €1,520.00
    2011

    Ausone 2011 (3x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,520.00
    Ausone 2012 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €3,380.00
    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
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,380.00
    Ausone 2013 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: €1,185.00
    2013

    Ausone 2013 (3x75cl)

    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.
    As per photos ,2099175 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,185.00
    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,435.00
    2013

    Ausone 2013 (6x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,435.00
    Ausone 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,915.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,915.00
    Ausone 2016 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: €1,650.00
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (1x150cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,650.00
    Ausone 2016 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: €973.00
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (1x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    Ex-Chateau 2022 In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €973.00
    Ausone 2016 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,172.00
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (3x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,172.00
    Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €4,585.00
    2016

    Ausone 2016 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

    Hefty, structured tannins, dark chocolate, espresso and liqourice root. This is powerful, the quality and complexity in full evidence from beginning to end, unrolls in waves and uses its pummice stone and slate-edged structure to climb towards a mouthwatering finish. A wine that I have tasted twice in the past two months, and you feel it is both barely showing its hand, and yet aleady effortless asserting its brilliance. 40hl/ha, 80% new oak. Harvest October 10-19, 3.5ph.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €4,585.00
    Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: €1,250.00
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (1x150cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,250.00
    Ausone 2017 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: €680.00
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (1x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: €680.00
    Ausone 2017 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,140.00
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (3x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,140.00
    Ausone 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: €2,970.00
    2017

    Ausone 2017 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (98)

    Dark ruby with purple accents on the rim, the wine is luxuriant, full bodied, lusciously textured, sensuous and with all that going on, this is also quite refined. The mineral driven, sweet dark red fruits offer an impressive sense of purity. There is persistency and vibrancy on the palate. Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.5 and represents 80% of the crop. The harvest took place from September 23 to September 29.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,970.00

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