(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish.
(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: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 153
Wine AdvocateRating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator