2009 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 100
  • WS 100
  • WE 99
  • WA 98
  • IWC 97
  • NM 97

Reviews for 2009 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Incredible nose of currants and blueberries. Flowers too. Licorice. Such purity on the nose of Cabernet Franc. Full body incredible structure with fabulous tannins and a long long finish. Built out of stone. The prefect... Incredible nose of currants and blueberries. Flowers too. Licorice. Such purity on the nose of Cabernet Franc. Full body incredible structure with fabulous tannins and a long long finish. Built out of stone. The prefect Ausone. Try after 2022.
WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
(WS97-100 points) Such a dreamy perfumed aroma to this wine. Full-bodied but wonderfully polished and integrated. It touches every millimeter of your palate and the texture makes you want to cry. It touches your soul... (WS97-100 points) Such a dreamy perfumed aroma to this wine. Full-bodied but wonderfully polished and integrated. It touches every millimeter of your palate and the texture makes you want to cry. It touches your soul. Goes on for minutes. Another perfect red?
WE 99
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
(WE97-99 points) It may be 14.5 percent alcohol, but, with its huge freshness, the wine almost sings with elegance. The texture is opulent, with intense black fruits and a core of solid tannins. Impressive balance.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2012
A masterpiece in the making proprietor Alain Vauthier's 2009 Ausone boasts a dense purple color along with notes of powdered chalk crushed rocks and wild blue red and black fruits. Extravagantly rich with great minerality... A masterpiece in the making proprietor Alain Vauthier's 2009 Ausone boasts a dense purple color along with notes of powdered chalk crushed rocks and wild blue red and black fruits. Extravagantly rich with great minerality precision and freshness as well as a voluptuous texture (unusual for a baby Ausone) this is an extraordinary wine. Sadly there are fewer than 1200 cases ... for the world. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060+ 98+ points
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright ruby-red. Serious medicinal reserve to the aromas of iron violet and coconutty oak. A real mineral bath on the palate with outstanding concentration and energy to the flavors of dark berries and flowers. Hiding... Bright ruby-red. Serious medicinal reserve to the aromas of iron violet and coconutty oak. A real mineral bath on the palate with outstanding concentration and energy to the flavors of dark berries and flowers. Hiding more than it's showing today and destined for three or four decades of improvement in bottle. The remarkably palate-staining finish features outstanding tannic spine and grip and great lift for such a big wine. A knockout and likely to be a Bordeaux monument.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Ausone ‘09 has quite an unusual nose compared to its peers – less flamboyant perhaps but no less compelling. The terroir really shines through here. The palate is... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Ausone ‘09 has quite an unusual nose compared to its peers – less flamboyant perhaps but no less compelling. The terroir really shines through here. The palate is beautifully balanced with super fine tannins. There is real class to this wine – sophisticated, refined, harmonious and graceful. A masterpiece.
JJB 98
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2010
55% Cabernet Franc 45% Merlot. A closed and reserved wine at this moment with much to show down the road. The backward bouquet has some earthy notes. There's ripe fruit to be had with the tannin structure completely... 55% Cabernet Franc 45% Merlot. A closed and reserved wine at this moment with much to show down the road. The backward bouquet has some earthy notes. There's ripe fruit to be had with the tannin structure completely integrated by the fruit at this point. The long finish comes from a very elegant fruit profile that's not overt at this moment and ends with the fine tannins.