2005 Ausone Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 100
  • WA 100
  • WE 99
  • IWC 98
  • NM 95
  • JR 95

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$1,807.94

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Reg: $2,031.94

$1,807.94

This product is
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WS 100
Wine Spectator, March 2008
I love the tobacco berry cigar box toasty oak ripe fruit and fresh mushroom flavors in this full-bodied red which has ultralayered tannins and vanilla new oak and berry character. Powerful and superconcentrated with great... I love the tobacco berry cigar box toasty oak ripe fruit and fresh mushroom flavors in this full-bodied red which has ultralayered tannins and vanilla new oak and berry character. Powerful and superconcentrated with great length. This is a muscular full-throttle wine racing very very fast. Best after 2019. 1330 cases made. -JS
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its... The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its component parts (acidity, tannin, wood, alcohol and extract). Still youthful, but oh, so promising, this wine should be set aside for another decade and drunk over the following 50-75 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WE 99
Wine Enthusiast, June 2006
97-99 Barrel sample. A superb wine that brings together all the qualities of this vintage. It has great fruit, layers of acidity, dark tannins and a velvety texture, without losing the sense of place that sets great... 97-99 Barrel sample. A superb wine that brings together all the qualities of this vintage. It has great fruit, layers of acidity, dark tannins and a velvety texture, without losing the sense of place that sets great Bordeaux apart.
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
(98+) Deep ruby-red. Penetrating aromas of cassis and minerals. The nose does not prepare one for this huge, improbably sweet, palate-saturating wine, whose pungent minerality and epic intensity makes it solid as a rock... (98+) Deep ruby-red. Penetrating aromas of cassis and minerals. The nose does not prepare one for this huge, improbably sweet, palate-saturating wine, whose pungent minerality and epic intensity makes it solid as a rock. The three-dimensional texture here is uncanny, and the wine's explosive finishing flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and minerals persist for minutes. This must be one of the three or four greatest young Bordeaux I've ever tasted. The numbers here: 14.28% alcohol, 3.55 pH and an IPT between 80 and 85. This will go on for several decades, and I would not be at all surprised if it shut down in bottle for a very long time. 98+
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Ausone 2005 has a very backward bouquet at first, but it soon loses any inhibitions it might have had, offering blackberry, clove, a touch of balsamic, quite high-toned with just a hint of VA giving it lift... The Château Ausone 2005 has a very backward bouquet at first, but it soon loses any inhibitions it might have had, offering blackberry, clove, a touch of balsamic, quite high-toned with just a hint of VA giving it lift. The palate is medium-bodied and sports a slightly lactic entry: hints of dark chocolate infusing the lavish red and black fruit with a long sweet finish. Alain Vauthier crafted a delicious, sensual Ausone although it’s just lost a little of the breeding I felt it had during its early years and perhaps that is highlighted by juxtaposing it against the Cheval Blanc.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2017
(18.5/20) Tasted blind. Classic, ripe claret nose. Very ripe. More austere than some, but lovely freshness. Everything in its place. Long and prancing on the palate.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2005