2008 Ausone



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£3,156.00
£6,315.00
£1,578.00
£3,156.00
£526.00
£526.00 DP
£1,052.00
£2,157.00
£4,420.00

Average critic rating : 96.17 points

98

98

Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years. Wine Advocate.May, 2011

95

95

Tasted at the chateau with Alain Vauthier, the Ausone ’08 is more taciturn on the nose compared to recent vintages and demands coaxing from the glass. Pure blackberry and cassis, a hint of mint, very restrained but beautifully focused. The palate is medium-bodied with cashmere tannins, pure black cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit, perfect acidity and brilliant focus. This is a restrained, elegant Ausone that is beautifully crafted and underpinned with a pixelated finish with hints of vanilla adorning the aftertaste. Lovely. Drink 2015-2030. Tasted October 2010. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

96

96

This wine has a superb finish with loads of raspberry and cherry with super fine tannins. It is really silky textured. It’s full and balanced long finish. Fresh, very clean and precise. Leave it for six to seven years. Fabulous for the vintage. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

93-96

93-96

Floral and perfumed, with blackberry and black cherry aromas. Minerally and pretty. So Burgundian on the nose. Full and supersilky, with a solid core of beautiful fruit. A wonderfully textured wine, with great length. Impressive for the vintage. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009

18.5

18.5

55% Cabernet Franc (picked 20 Oct), 45% Merlot (picked 17 and 18 Oct). Deliberately not picked for over-ripeness. 27 hl/ha. 16,000 bottlesPolished blackish purple. Wonderfully exotic and ripe on the nose - very nervy and exciting. Really caresses the palate. Lovely sensuality with lots of acidity and tension but fully ripe black fruit flavours. So clean and brilliant! So finely etched. Still very dry on the end but not excessively so. Great punch and energy. Definitely like an electric shock.www.jancisrobinson.com, 13 May 2009

19

19

Continues the run of great vintages since 1996. Fine, fragrant nose with superb purity of fruit. Seamless on the palate with vigour and finesse. Plenty of lift and freshness on the finish. Dense and profound. Drink 2018-2035. Decanter.com



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