Ausone 1982

Current Market Price: £5,040.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 1982

Tasting Notes Ausone 1982

93

Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy's 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. Again, this is a 1982 that I have not tasted for a number of years. It is actually a better showing than I would have predicted given its auspicious company, especially in juxtaposition with Cheval Blanc. It has a rather odd not of wild mushroom, bacon fat and truffle, although there is certainly some brettanomyces adding some of the old sweaty saddle aromas that rather knocks the aromatics sideways. The palate is medium-bodied and loose knit on the entry. To be honest, it has more elegance than I anticipated and I cannot help feeling that if it were not for the brett it would have been a 'contender'. But there is certainly good substance here and I suspect larger formats might have more to offer. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2013
90

A pleasant surprise when I think of what proprietor Alain Vauthier has done over the last decade, the outstanding 1982 Ausone exhibits plenty of licorice, fruitcake, mineral, kirsch, and black fruit characteristics. Medium-bodied and elegant with a touch of austerity at the finish, it should be consumed over the next 10 years. Re;ease price: ($320.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #183 June 2009

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £5,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £6,851.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,218.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,560.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,700.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £4,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,000.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £4,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £10,050.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £9,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £4,880.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,562.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £3,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,700.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 6x150cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £2,900.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £12,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £4,100.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £8,900.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £4,534.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £5,112.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £5,276.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,095.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £4,428.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,189.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £2,757.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,040.00 12x75cl