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2000 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP98
  • WE98
  • IWC97
  • WS97

Reviews

RP98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
...a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine than I had written in my tasting note in 2003 where I predicted maturity... ...a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine than I had written in my tasting note in 2003 where I predicted maturity between 2020 and 2075. This wine displays wonderful sweet tannin and a big sweet kiss of truffle crushed rock blueberry blackberry and licorice. Extremely rich full-bodied with astonishing power precision and delicacy this is a sumptuous wine that should age well for 50-60 years but in the case of the one bottle out of three that was not corked it seemed far more evolved and forward than I suggested in my write-up in 2003. 98+ points.
WE98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
Forget all those garage wines forget the upstarts of Saint-Emilion. When you want real class you have to turn to Ausone. What a wine - magnificently dense and opaque hugely rich and sensual. Yet it doesn't seem in the... Forget all those garage wines forget the upstarts of Saint-Emilion. When you want real class you have to turn to Ausone. What a wine - magnificently dense and opaque hugely rich and sensual. Yet it doesn't seem in the least decadent - for deep inside the wine is a huge backbone of ripe tannins. Keep for at least 10 years.
IWC97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Bright ruby-red. Profound nose melds raspberry black cherry mocha and minerals. Wonderfully silky and spherical with monumental solidity and yet incredible inner-mouth perfume. This builds and builds toward the back... Bright ruby-red. Profound nose melds raspberry black cherry mocha and minerals. Wonderfully silky and spherical with monumental solidity and yet incredible inner-mouth perfume. This builds and builds toward the back finishing with big but suave tannins and extraordinary minerally length. One of the two or three greatest wines I tasted on my spring trip to the Bordeaux region. 97(+?) points
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
This is like a perfectly cut piece of silk fabric. Every angle is just right every texture great. Fabulous aromas of tobacco mineral and cool berry fruit. Full-bodied with loads of silky tannins and a length that goes on... This is like a perfectly cut piece of silk fabric. Every angle is just right every texture great. Fabulous aromas of tobacco mineral and cool berry fruit. Full-bodied with loads of silky tannins and a length that goes on and on. Very racy. Very sexy. Best wine I have ever had from this estate. Best after 2010. -JS