2000 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WE 98
  • NM 98
  • WS 97
  • ST 97
  • W&S 96

Reviews for 2000 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
98+ Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color... 98+ Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, 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. - Robert Parker
WE 98
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.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. The Ausone 2000 has a very pure nose with brambly black fruit, cassis, plum, touch of tar and liquorices and...yes...a hint of white chocolate. Wonderful definition... Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. The Ausone 2000 has a very pure nose with brambly black fruit, cassis, plum, touch of tar and liquorices and...yes...a hint of white chocolate. Wonderful definition and opulence, blossoming in the glass and developing a savoury touch from some ripe Cabernet Franc. The palate is full-bodied with lithe tannins, very fine and more feminine than its peers. Very well poised with red-berried fruit, raspberry, wild strawberry and a touch of glycerine. This is very polished and utterly sensuous, with the precision on the finish as good as any you will find in this vintage. Superb. Drink now-2040.
WS 97
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
ST 97
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
97+ 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... 97+ 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.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2003
Rated, no tasting note given.