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Ausone 2015


Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 100.0

Ausone battles with Petrus and Cheval Blanc as the Right Bank’s top Château. With production levels even less than those of Petrus, Ausone has become one of the most sought-after wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Franc is the star here, balanced with the roundness of Merlot and a light touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to produce a blend that is typical of Saint-Émilion. But there is nothing of the ordinary with Château Ausone, whose unique terroir has led to a distinct and spectacular flavour profile that is layered with minerality. Its breath-taking landscape is peppered with belts of rocks and collapsed quarries, which not only enhance the flavour profile of the fruit, but shelter the vineyards from north and west winds, creating the ideal microclimate for cultivation. Only one of four wines to have been awarded Saint-Émilion’s Grand Cru Classe “A”, Château Ausone presents a balanced, crisp and defined wine that lingers on the palate long after each sip.



Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Ausone 2015 is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc and has a medium to deep garnet color. It needs considerably swirling and air to begin to reveal notes of iron ore, Chinese five spice, underbrush, and black truffles, before it opens out to a core of fruitcake, dried roses, licorice, and blueberry preserves, plus a hint of kirsch. Full-bodied, rich and powerful in the mouth, the palate delivers a solid core of muscular fruit with firm yet velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredible length and jaw dropping layers. Incredible!

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Deep crimson but an evolved rim. Sweet ink on the nose. A warm buttery note. Not quite as focused as some. At the moment it is a collection of parts rather than a whole. A bit stringy on the end. Mint and liquorice. Lots going on there. Ch Quintus? Ch Ausone?


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