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2007 Ausone

By Chateau Ausone

2007 Ausone from Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Majestically poised on the limestone slopes of Saint-Emilion, the stature of Chateau Ausone needs little introduction to those nestled in the circles of fine wine investment. The 2007 Ausone from this lauded estate yields a narrative of a growing season marked by contrasts and a resulting vintage that encapsulates an authentic testament to the winemaker's art.

 

Harmony Amidst Adversity: The Crafting of 2007 Ausone

The 2007 vintage in Bordeaux was not without its climactic challenges; a cool spring followed by an erratic summer placed the might and mettle of vineyard custodians to the test. Yet, it is precisely within such trials that Chateau Ausone demonstrated the virtuosity for which they are renowned. The adept management of their old-vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc under these conditions coaxed forth a wine with unexpected delight and finesse. The resultant 2007 Ausone reveals a tapestry of complexity and elegance. Its perfume is a bouquet of ripe blackberries and violets, interwoven with subtle hints of cedar and spice - a gentle nod to its judicious maturation in new French oak barrels. The palate delivers with finesse; plush tannins enrobe the mouth, balanced gracefully by a fresh acidity that confers longevity, suggesting a wine that continues to unfurl its chronicle in the cellar even now.

 

An Investment Wine with Distinct Character

In the realm of investment-worthy wines, the 2007 Ausone stands out with its unique juxtaposition of ripeness and structure - a feat achieved by few others in this challenging vintage. It remains an enticing prospect for collectors seeking to diversify their portfolios with a wine that hails from an estate consistently at the zenith of vinicultural mastery.

In conclusion, while the 2007 vintage saw many Bordeaux producers grappling with nature's caprices, Chateau Ausone emerged triumphantly, fostering a rendition of their namesake that is both compelling and sophisticated. Whether for immediate gratification or as an addition to the ranks of your cellar, this 2007 Ausone offers a singular Bordeaux experience that continues to captivate with each evolving year.

Market price (CAD)

$7,550.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

323.57

Scores and tasting notes

94

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. There seems to be just a little Cabernet in this wine, wonderful lift and sense of clarity, airy even, dark cherries, boysenberry and an odd scent of lime cordial that vanishes after five minutes in the glass.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011

94

The 2007 Ausone is a candidate for one of the wines of the vintage, rivaling Pavie and Lafite Rothschild. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a beautiful nose of spring flowers, raspberries, black currants, and crushed rocks. The wine is dense, medium to full-bodied, and pure with sweet tannin as well as a surprisingly evolved, forward style. It is one of the few Ausones I have tasted that can be drunk with great pleasure at this stage, yet it promises to evolve for two decades.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #188 April 2010

92

Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 2007 Bordeaux tasting. The 2007 Ausone has a high-toned bouquet, a little flashy in style compared to its peers with touches of salted licorice coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity. This is more cohesive and mild-mannered than the feisty aromatics, with good depth and a caressing, quite plush finish. It is a fine Saint Emilion, though it does not quite possess the breeding of the Cheval Blanc 2007 that was tasted alongside. Tasted March 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017

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