2003 Ausone Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95
  • NM 95

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Reg: $1,295.00

$965.00

In Stock: 13 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets... Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets, truffles, lead pencil shavings, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied with staggering concentration, a voluptuous texture, low acidity and well-integrated, melted tannins, this deep, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux is beginning to drink exceptionally well. It should continue to do so for another two decades or more. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Loads of blackberry plum and strawberry. Intense fruit. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and layers of everything. Wonderful balance and refinement. Closed up already. Very serious wine. Best after 2012. 1375 cases made... Loads of blackberry plum and strawberry. Intense fruit. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and layers of everything. Wonderful balance and refinement. Closed up already. Very serious wine. Best after 2012. 1375 cases made. –JS
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Full ruby. Black raspberry mocha minerals graphite and nutty oak on the superripe nose. Extravagantly rich and sweet in the mouth without coming off as heavy. This boasts extraordinary fruit intensity and verve (it's hard... Full ruby. Black raspberry mocha minerals graphite and nutty oak on the superripe nose. Extravagantly rich and sweet in the mouth without coming off as heavy. This boasts extraordinary fruit intensity and verve (it's hard to imagine cabernet franc better than this) and finishes with great palate-staining persistence. But this powerfully tannic wine may already be starting to shut down in the bottle. Like the 2005 it will need a decade of aging at a minimum and possibly a lot longer.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The Ausone 2003 has an opulent, very pure bouquet with cassis, blueberry, violets and a touch of pencil shavings. It does not quite have the ebullience of... Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The Ausone 2003 has an opulent, very pure bouquet with cassis, blueberry, violets and a touch of pencil shavings. It does not quite have the ebullience of delineation of the Cheval Blanc but is very fine. The palate is fresh and offers a Burgundy-like silky smooth texture on the entry. The tannins are supremely fine and lend the middle and finish a cashmere texture. There is a hint of spice right on the aftertaste. This is just gorgeous albeit not cheap Saint Emilion!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2003
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork