(From 2007 Vintage) The 2007 vintage has an intense color with crushed blackberry reflections. The complex and charming nose, with aromas dominated by woody and balsamic notes. with aromas of ripe red fruit and floral. On the palate the tannins are soft coated in notes of black fruits.
(From 2005 Vintage) Robert Parker gives this wine a perfect score of 100 points and writes: "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 read more...incredibly sublime, even delicate for such a stunningly concentrated, full-bodied effort. A masterpiece of concentration and balance, it will no doubt be drinking well a century from now. Anticipated maturity: 2030-2080+." (hide)
Robert ParkerRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2005
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07.