2004 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2004 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Pretty aromas of crushed blackberry with hints of ash and light earth. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a long caressing finish. Goes on and on. Such class. Sleek and racy. Best after 2012. 1500 cases made. -JS
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
One of the vintage's most compelling wines (what's new about that?) Alain Vauthier's beloved 2004 Ausone has closed down considerably since I tasted it out of barrel but it remains among the most concentrated wines of the... One of the vintage's most compelling wines (what's new about that?) Alain Vauthier's beloved 2004 Ausone has closed down considerably since I tasted it out of barrel but it remains among the most concentrated wines of the vintage. Furthermore along with Petrus it will probably be the longest-lived. A dense purple color is accompanied by a celestial perfume of blue and black fruits wet stones flowers and incense. On the palate the wine exhibits exceptional power and concentration but this historic terroir has also provided a surreal lightness to the wine's impression. Beautiful flavors sensational depth and abundant structure suggest this 2004 will not be close to full maturity for 8-10 years. It should last for four decades.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Good deep ruby. Currant minerals and nutty oak on the nose. Lush sweet and pliant on the attack then more closed in the middle palate with a chewy rather serious texture and impressive density for the year. The black... Good deep ruby. Currant minerals and nutty oak on the nose. Lush sweet and pliant on the attack then more closed in the middle palate with a chewy rather serious texture and impressive density for the year. The black fruit flavors are complicated by minerals dark chocolate and mocha. Finishes with a rather powerful tannic spine that will require a good decade of patience. I can envision the 2006 evolving in a similar direction.