2008 Ausone Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WE 97
  • JS 96
  • NM 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

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ETA: Sep. 2017

Reg: $795.00

$625.00

In Stock: 14 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Sep. 2017

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
Possibly the "wine of the vintage" the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers blueberry and blackberry liqueur camphor truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the... Possibly the "wine of the vintage" the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers blueberry and blackberry liqueur camphor truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate a medium to full-bodied multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish this prodigious effort over-delivers even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Wonderfully perfumed wine that exudes class. It has weight and extraction, its tannins lending themselves to the ripe texture. The wine is concentrated, dense in texture and for aging.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
This wine has a superb finish with loads of raspberry and cherry with super fine tannins. It is really silky textured. It’s full and balanced long finish. Fresh, very clean and precise. Leave it for six to seven years... This wine has a superb finish with loads of raspberry and cherry with super fine tannins. It is really silky textured. It’s full and balanced long finish. Fresh, very clean and precise. Leave it for six to seven years. Fabulous for the vintage.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2011
Tasted at the chateau with Alain Vauthier, the Ausone ’08 is more taciturn on the nose compared to recent vintages and demands coaxing from the glass. Pure blackberry and cassis, a hint of mint, very restrained but... Tasted at the chateau with Alain Vauthier, the Ausone ’08 is more taciturn on the nose compared to recent vintages and demands coaxing from the glass. Pure blackberry and cassis, a hint of mint, very restrained but beautifully focused. The palate is medium-bodied with cashmere tannins, pure black cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit, perfect acidity and brilliant focus. This is a restrained, elegant Ausone that is beautifully crafted and underpinned with a pixelated finish with hints of vanilla adorning the aftertaste. Lovely. Drink 2015-2030.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This makes you sit up and pay attention, with a stunning array of loam, Turkish coffee, roasted cedar and licorice root flavors coursing along the bottom half, while sleek plum, blackberry and anise notes drive over the... This makes you sit up and pay attention, with a stunning array of loam, Turkish coffee, roasted cedar and licorice root flavors coursing along the bottom half, while sleek plum, blackberry and anise notes drive over the top. The mouthwatering finish is loaded with dark fruit, all harnessed by iron-clad grip. Best from 2014 through 2024. – JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
(IWC92-94 points) (90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc; 27 hl/ha; 100% new oak) Inky-purple color. Brooding, complex aromas of blueberry juice, air-dried plum and balsamic vinegar, with a touch of dusty minerality. Sweet... (IWC92-94 points) (90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc; 27 hl/ha; 100% new oak) Inky-purple color. Brooding, complex aromas of blueberry juice, air-dried plum and balsamic vinegar, with a touch of dusty minerality. Sweet and massive on entry, this conveys a serious sense of huge power but also impeccable balance to its black fruit and sweet spice flavors. Finishes clean and impressively long, with ultra-silky tannins that coat the gums and won't let go. - Ian D'Agata
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork