2011 Ausone Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 97
  • JS 96
  • NM 95
  • WA 95
  • VN 94
  • VN 92

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$645.00

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Reg: $895.00

$645.00

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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
A deliciously-perfumed wine with a dark and intense tannic structure. It is spiced and concentrated with a plum character and great richness on the finish.
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, January 2014
This is extremely open and aromatic, with exotic fruit. Extremely wild. Full body, firm, silky tannins and a long, focused finish. This is very persistent and long. A top wine for the vintage. Muscular and toned. The old... expand This is extremely open and aromatic, with exotic fruit. Extremely wild. Full body, firm, silky tannins and a long, focused finish. This is very persistent and long. A top wine for the vintage. Muscular and toned. The old vines of cabernet franc make the difference here. 55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot. Try in 2019. collapse
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Grand Vin is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot cropped at 29hl/ha. It has a comparatively luscious bouquet for the vintage with layers of ripe dark cherry and cassis fruit on the nose that are cloaked in... expand The Grand Vin is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot cropped at 29hl/ha. It has a comparatively luscious bouquet for the vintage with layers of ripe dark cherry and cassis fruit on the nose that are cloaked in vanillary new oak. It possesses an almost Burgundy-like purity. The palate is medium-bodied with velvety tannins perfect balance and wonderful composure. The acidity is nigh on perfect the focus and delineation beguiling. There is no explosion on the finish just unbridled finesse. Outstanding. Tasted April 2012. collapse
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Its bigger sibling, the 2011 Ausone increases the level of intensity, elegance, complexity, richness and length. Nearly a mirror image of the La Chapelle, just with more going on, the Ausone boasts a more saturated purple... expand Its bigger sibling, the 2011 Ausone increases the level of intensity, elegance, complexity, richness and length. Nearly a mirror image of the La Chapelle, just with more going on, the Ausone boasts a more saturated purple color, and the wine has everything in large, intense proportions. The finesse and delicacy of all its components are what make it such a remarkable wine. The quality of the tannins and purity of the fruit make this another legendary effort that should age for 30-40 years. 95+ - Robert Parker collapse
VN 94
Vinous, May 2012
Fully saturated purple-ruby. Intense rich aromas of cassis ripe blackberry and violet with a whiff of aromatic oak. Creamy dense and full on entry then tannic and oaky with a peppery chocolate character complementing... expand Fully saturated purple-ruby. Intense rich aromas of cassis ripe blackberry and violet with a whiff of aromatic oak. Creamy dense and full on entry then tannic and oaky with a peppery chocolate character complementing ripe cassis fruit. Finishes very long but with slightly tough tannins today. collapse
VN 92
Vinous, March 2018
The 2011 Ausone mirrored my sentiments from barrel. It feels lush and generous on the nose, practically ignoring the modest growing season, with raspberry and blueberry fruit, crushed violet and hints of cracked black... expand The 2011 Ausone mirrored my sentiments from barrel. It feels lush and generous on the nose, practically ignoring the modest growing season, with raspberry and blueberry fruit, crushed violet and hints of cracked black pepper. It seems to ratchet up through the gears with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin cloaked in layers of plush black fruit. It feels composed and focused although it does not quite deliver the persistence of the 2012. Of course, this is still very young but I suspect that it will not be the longest lived of recent vintages, preferring to give drinking pleasure over the next 12 to 15 years before leveling off. Tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. -- Neal Martin collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork