Ausone 1990

Current Market Price: £3,696.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 1990

Tasting Notes Ausone 1990

91

After revealing some amber at the edge as well as copious aromas of fruitcake, crushed rocks, incense, and a weedy character, the 1990 Ausone offers up sweet, jammy fruit notes as well as a firm finish with the tell-tale crushed rock minerality that this estate often achieves. The aromatics suggest a fully mature wine, but in the mouth, the firm structure and density indicate this effort needs more time. This wine gives off mixed signals, and I suspect it will last much longer than it appears, but only time will tell. There is a lot to like here, but the 1990 is not one of the most profound Ausones, such as those made since 1998. Owners should try a bottle and make up their own minds, but I think it has another 10- to 15-year window of maximum pleasure. Release price: ($3500.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #183 June 2009
90

Tasted at the Ausone vertical in London. Dark claret core with deep brick/tawny rim. The nose is odd: very polished with some noticeable volatility at first, lifted red fruits: kirsch, juniper berries, a touch of blood orange and a little ginger. Good definition, but it takes some getting used to. It develops a digestive biscuit aroma with time. The palate is medium-bodied, certainly less complex than more recent vintages but it is well balanced. There is a touch of piquancy here, tart red-berried fruits, relatively lightweight but very fresh towards the finish. There are superior examples of this wine out there. Drink now-2020. Tasted December 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2010

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £4,960.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £6,944.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £2,058.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £2,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £3,900.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,000.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £4,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £10,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £5,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £8,622.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £4,408.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,315.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £4,301.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £9,960.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £4,180.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £7,406.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £4,446.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £5,276.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,240.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £5,072.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £3,696.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,300.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £3,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,760.00 12x75cl