2009 Ausone (St-Emilion)

St-Emilion, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Franc
Closure Style
drink or keep
Bottle Size
Case Quantity
Wine Score
97 points, Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, January 2013 98+ points, Robert Parker, robertparker.com, December 2011 97+ points, Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, July 2012

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2009 Ausone (St-Emilion)

Media Reviews

Neal Martin

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. 97 points

Robert Parker

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 1,200 cases ... for the world. Anticipated maturity. 2020-2060+. 98+ points

Stephen Tanzer

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 t

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