Château-Ausone St. Emilion 2010 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Château-Ausone St. Emilion 2010

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Château-Ausone St. Emilion 2010 750ml
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This world famous property is superbly situated on the limestone hillsides of the village of Saint Emilion and consistently produces benchmark examples of the appellation that age effortlessly for 50-100 years. Planted to 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc, the extremely old vines of the estate average 50+ years, and produce very low yields giving Ausone amazing concentration and elements of terroir. Ausone is named after the Roman poet Ausonius, who lived from A.D. 320-395, and was known to have a vineyard in Bordeaux. Ausone is made in such limited quantities that it is difficult to find commercially, but we make every effort to obtain the wine in every vintage. Robert Parker declares: 'Ausone is living up to its mythical status!'
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Château-Ausone
  • we99

Wine EnthusiastA big, bold wine with unbelievable power and concentration. Low yields and a dominance of Cabernet Franc have produced an immensely concentrated wine. Still very young, this magnificent wine holds the promise of great aging.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013
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VinousDeep, saturated ruby-red. Musky aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, coffee, violet, Christmas spices, minerals and exotic oak, complicated by graphite minerality. Boasts uncanny intensity, calcaire energy and power on the palate, but there's also a deeply creamy texture brought by this superripe vintage. Boasts extraordinary inner-mouth aromatic character and finishes with great tannic spine. The building, endless finish boasts great clarity and perfume. A transcendent Ausone in its combination of power and elegance. This stunning wine will be improving in bottle long after I've expired.

Stephen Tanzer, July 2013
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Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Ausone struck me as another brilliant, potentially perfect wine, which should come as no shock to people who have been following Vauthier's work over the last decade or more. Backward and intense, this wine offers up notes of crushed chalk/rock mineralilty interwoven with blueberry, black raspberry and cassis as well as some graphite and vanillin. It is incredibly rich but at the same time precise, fresh and vivacious. This is a super wine, but it will require enormous patience from its potential suitors. Forget it for a decade and drink it over the following 50+ years.

Robert Parker, February 27, 2013
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Wine SpectatorVery 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.

James Molesworth, 2011