2006 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • IWC 97
  • WE 97
  • NM 96
  • WS 93
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2006 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright medium ruby. Brooding pure aromas of blackberry blueberry boysenberry espresso and minerals. Wonderfully dense yet weightless with a penetrating calcaire energy to its sappy black fruit and mineral flavors. This... Bright medium ruby. Brooding pure aromas of blackberry blueberry boysenberry espresso and minerals. Wonderfully dense yet weightless with a penetrating calcaire energy to its sappy black fruit and mineral flavors. This has filled out impressively since its early days in barrel but is still just at the beginning of its evolution. The slowly mounting compellingly long finish saturates the palate with flavor and the substantial tannins are amazingly sweet and fine-grained. My early candidate for wine of the vintage: this fills the mouth with perfume but its fruit of steel suggests that it will last a very long time. I won't be around to drink this beauty at its peak.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Strength and elegance go together in this wine. It has a pure line of clear berry fruits that float above the tannic core. It is not so much rich as dense the tannins a vivid counterpoint to the fruit. The wine finishes... Strength and elegance go together in this wine. It has a pure line of clear berry fruits that float above the tannic core. It is not so much rich as dense the tannins a vivid counterpoint to the fruit. The wine finishes with fine elegant sweetness but it is the purity of line that stays in the memory. Age for 10 years at least. R.V.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a very fragrant, sensuous bouquet with kirsch, black cherries and cassis all interlaced with a sorbet like freshness and vitality. Good definition: enthralling... Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a very fragrant, sensuous bouquet with kirsch, black cherries and cassis all interlaced with a sorbet like freshness and vitality. Good definition: enthralling clarity and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very poised and feminine in style with blackcurrant, cassis and black plum. Understated but very focused, sensual and natural on the finish. Great persistency, really coats the mouth in effervescent fruit that electrifies the senses. Wonderful.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Cedar, new wood and crushed blackberry and raspberry aromas follow through to a palate of vanilla, berry and blackberry character. Balanced and modern, with lots of fruit. Lively, with bright acidity. Best after 2014. –JS
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Ausone has a fragrant bouquet compared to the 2006 Pavie, fomenting more secondary aromas such as smoke, cigar box, potpourri and a smear of... Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Ausone has a fragrant bouquet compared to the 2006 Pavie, fomenting more secondary aromas such as smoke, cigar box, potpourri and a smear of Seville orange marmalade. The palate is very refined on the entry, rounded and supple in the mouth. It clearly does not have the density and weight of the Pavie, but it exerts an insistent grip in the mouth and the tannins have symmetry on the finish. It is a very fine Ausone, although Alain Vauthier has overseen better vintages in recent years. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin
JJB 98
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
Vibrant fuchsia rim with hints of violet at the edges. This is heavy and dark on the nose with brambly fruit aromas surrounding brighter cherry tones and warm rich caramel. The wine enters the palate very lush and full... Vibrant fuchsia rim with hints of violet at the edges. This is heavy and dark on the nose with brambly fruit aromas surrounding brighter cherry tones and warm rich caramel. The wine enters the palate very lush and full with nice tannic strength and power. Rich raspberry and cherry flavors are supported by a nice mineral undercurrent. Great body and depth lead to a long lingering red raspberry finish with hints of sweet tobacco.