2005 Ausone Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 100
  • WA 100
  • IWC 98
  • NM 95
  • JR 90

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WS 100
Wine Spectator - 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 - 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.
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
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... 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 - 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 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2015
(17++/20) Dark crimson – still with a bit of blue in it. Rather indistinct smudgy nose and edgy acidity and tannin. Medium weight and very definitely teenage and a bit surly at the moment. There’s a strong suggestion of... (17++/20) Dark crimson – still with a bit of blue in it. Rather indistinct smudgy nose and edgy acidity and tannin. Medium weight and very definitely teenage and a bit surly at the moment. There’s a strong suggestion of oak here and even a hint of dried fruit. Then lift on the finish and the promise of something ethereal eventually. But it will be a long wait.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2005