Original
29 Ratings
Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

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)

There are approximately 500 cases of the second wine, the 2005 La Chapelled'Ausone, which makes a mockery of many grand vins produced at thisestate in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Made in the style of its biggersibling, it possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose ofcrushed rocks, figs, blackberries, raspberries, smoke, and earth. Softer andmore approachable, I would not be surprised if it were preferred over its morepowerful, backward sibling in a blind tasting. It read more...There are approximately 500 cases of the second wine, the 2005 La Chapelled'Ausone, which makes a mockery of many grand vins produced at thisestate in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Made in the style of its biggersibling, it possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose ofcrushed rocks, figs, blackberries, raspberries, smoke, and earth. Softer andmore approachable, I would not be surprised if it were preferred over its morepowerful, backward sibling in a blind tasting. It is a pure, sweet, undeniablygreat effort in this vintage. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 08) (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    "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...