Chateau Ausone Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A – 2005

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Libournais > Saint-Emilion

Producer

Chateau Ausone

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Ausone

Producer

Chateau Ausone

Appellation

Saint-Emilion

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Grand Cru Classe A

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2008
Drink: 2030-2080


A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks...

...This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come across as incredibly sublime, even delicate for such a stunningly concentrated, full-bodied effort. A masterpiece of concentration and balance, it will no doubt be drinking well a century from now. Anticipated maturity: 2030-2080+.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2008
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Tasted: 23/02/2017
Drink: 2018-2040


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Area under vines: 7 hectares
Soils: limestone and clayey-limestone
Average age of the vines: 50 years
Planting density: 6500 vines/ha
Production: 20 000 bottles per year
Ageing: 21 to 23 months in new barrels
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Franc 55%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 45%

Second wine: La Chapelle D’Ausone

  • Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc

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Contact details

Name

Chateau Ausone

Address

Château Ausonne, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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Château Ausonne, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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1x75cl IB £ 775
3x75cl DP £ 2,280

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