Original
26 Ratings
Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Ausone increases the level of intensity, elegance, complexity, richness and length. Nearly a mirror image of the La Chapelle, just with more going on, the Ausone boasts a more saturated purple color, and the wine has everything in large, intense proportions.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) Musky aromas of black raspberry and espresso. Suave and sweet on entry, then dense and pure in the middle palate, with superb energy and intensity to its perfumed flavors of dark berries, violet, lico...

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep red; lean oaky nose that developed elegance with aeration; medium-bodied, svelte, concentrated, quite firm, a touch rugged and less elegant than nose, indeed somewhat dull; quite good length.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) "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 acros...