2010 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 98
  • JS 97
  • WS 97
  • JL 97
  • NM 95

Reviews for 2010 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 Ausone: Alain Vauthier's wines have been so remarkable since he acquired full control of Ausone that readers probably feel I have thrown my critical wits away. However the proof is in the tasting and the 2010 Ausone... 2010 Ausone: Alain Vauthier's wines have been so remarkable since he acquired full control of Ausone that readers probably feel I have thrown my critical wits away. However the proof is in the tasting and the 2010 Ausone is unquestionably extraordinary. There are 1500 cases of this beauty which exhibits an inky/blue/purple color as well as an exotic seamless bouquet of incense Asian spices blueberries raspberries and blackberries. Full-bodied with a striking liqueur of minerality as well as a magical combination of complexity substance and nobility it reveals softer tannins than I expected for this vintage so perhaps it will be more accessible in its youth than recent Ausone vintages have tended to be. It is another prodigious effort from Vauthier that should be drinkable in 6-8 years and keep for a half century.
JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
There is something almost unnerving with Ausone this year. It has almost supernatural fruit character and earth shattering acidity. Full and tannic it finishes with a dark fruit jam but then goes to citrus acidity and... There is something almost unnerving with Ausone this year. It has almost supernatural fruit character and earth shattering acidity. Full and tannic it finishes with a dark fruit jam but then goes to citrus acidity and freshness. A tiny bit too much.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Very sappy and intense offering racy red licorice red currant and violet notes with nice taut acidity and a long minerally finish. Combines power and austerity with excellent drive. For those who like backbone in their wines.
JL 97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc 45% Merlot the wine will be aged in 100% new oak for about 20 months. 67% of the yields were placed into Ausone the remainder will become Chapelle d'Ausone . The nose offers aromas of... From a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc 45% Merlot the wine will be aged in 100% new oak for about 20 months. 67% of the yields were placed into Ausone the remainder will become Chapelle d'Ausone . The nose offers aromas of broken rocks sweet ripe dark berries licorice flowers spice minerality and smoke. Full bodied rich and concentrated this supple polished wine is filled with fresh berries freshness spice jam fennel minerality and black cherry in the finish.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot picked between 5th and 15th October. The nose takes some coaxing from the glass; raspberry a touch of Dorset plum wild strawberry and with further aeration there are touches of... A blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot picked between 5th and 15th October. The nose takes some coaxing from the glass; raspberry a touch of Dorset plum wild strawberry and with further aeration there are touches of orange rind developing. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannins very focused hints of dark chocolate on the entry wonderful mineralité and poise towards the seamless finish with a creamy veneer. Long in the mouth this is a sensual Ausone. Drink 2015-
JJB 98
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot. Beautifully fresh aromas of crushed violet and rose petal with mocha black currant and kirsch fill the nose. The fruit continues throughout the mid palate which is well integrated and... 55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot. Beautifully fresh aromas of crushed violet and rose petal with mocha black currant and kirsch fill the nose. The fruit continues throughout the mid palate which is well integrated and offers amazing texture. Violet and rose returns on the back end leading to freshness and elegance on a mineral-driven and extremely long finish that you will not likely find anywhere else. This utterly sexy wine is definitely one of the finest in 2010! Simply stunning -this is the stuff dreams are made of!