2015 Ausone

Ausone

97Average Score
Red
2025-2060
Bts
-
6 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£602.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£3,615.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
97
Drinking window
2025-2060
Critic Notes

A mindbender of a wine with pure fruit and so much fine tannins and mineral character. It’s hyper tight and super polished. The palate starts off slowly and ends with a bang. Amazing endless finish. What an energy. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

Score: 100-100/100James Suckling

Composed of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot aged in French oak barrels, 85% new, for 20 months, the 2015 Ausone features a deep garnet-purple color and comes bounding out of the glass with expressive plum preserves, wild blueberries and cherry pie aromas plus fragrant nuances of roses, licorice, Indian spices, baker’s chocolate, new leather and cedar chest plus a touch of underbrush. Big, rich, opulent and full-bodied in the mouth, it is laden with bold blue and black fruits, superbly supported by very firm, very finely grained tannins and wonderfully seamless freshness, finishing with long-lingering exotic spice hints. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 99-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2015 Ausone is the embodiment of class. A seamless, mind-blowing wine, the Ausone boasts extraordinary purity and finesse. The flavors are deep and unctuous throughout, and yet the wine is remarkably vivid. A host of sweet floral notes and exotic spices are fused into the eternal finish. In 2015, Ausone is as good as it gets. Readers who can find the 2015 should not hesitate, as it is truly magnificent. All I can tell readers is that it took the most extraordinary discipline to spit this wine during my tasting. It is every bit that profound. The 2015 is 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot that will spend 20 months in French oak, 85% new. The Merlot was brought in between September 29 and October 2, while the Franc came in between October 8 and 10. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 97-100/100Antonio Galloni

Outrageously good winemaking from Alain Vauthier and his team, expressing this special terroir to (near) perfection. Fine, floral and well balanced, with chalky minerality, palate-caressing tannins, stylish (85% new) oak and the sort of finish that makes you want to skip down the street whistling. One of the wines of the vintage. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2025-2040

Score: 97-/100Tim AtkinDrinking Window: 2025-2040

50% each Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Suave texture but so much power behind. Fine, fragrant nose of pure berry fruit then real density and depth on the palate. Layered fruit and tannins but finely etched. Clean, long and persistent. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2025-2045

Score: 96-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2025-2045

The 2015 Ausone is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot this year, cropped at 30 hl/ha between 29 September and 2 October for the Merlot and 8-10 October for the Cabernet Franc. Matured in 85% new oak, it has a very intense bouquet of small dark cherries, cassis, violets and incense, a hint of blood orange originating from the Merlot tucked underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, seamlessly integrated oak. It is an intense Saint Emilion with a superb arching structure on the finish, while maintaining sufficient freshness from start to finish. It grips the mouth a little more than some of its peers, implying that it will need longer in bottle, but it will be worth the wait. Patience advised for this great Ausone courtesy of Alain and Pauline Vauthier. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2025-2060

Score: 95-97/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2025-2060

Dark crimson with some purple. Real class and concentration on the nose - all vineyard, surely. Brisk yet very opulent. Lots of drive and no oak in evidence. Very fine. Very long. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2025-2042

Score: 18-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2025-2042
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2025-2060
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2025-2060
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