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

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

(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)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 153
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator