Ausone 1999

Current Market Price: £4,800.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 1999

Tasting Notes Ausone 1999

99

Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color, a compelling bouquet of licorice, minerals, black and blueberry liqueur, extraordinary delineation, high tannin, superb extract, and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20,000 bottles because he eliminated one-fourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous, but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #140 April 2002
90

This Ausone has a deep, broody nose with black cherries, iodine, leather and a touch of ginger. The palate is full-bodied with thick chewy tannins, not as fine as more recent vintages. Pure black cherries, iodine, bilberry, a touch of sourness towards the finish that shows a slight hardness. This is what you might describe as a 'steadfast', almost 'conservative' Ausone, but it seems to have lost the exuberance that it demonstrated in its youth. Drink 2012-2025. Tasted June 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £4,923.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £7,079.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £2,058.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £3,710.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £2,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,530.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £4,010.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,000.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £4,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £2,150.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £10,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £5,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £8,738.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £4,408.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,315.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £5,478.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £10,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £4,180.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £8,450.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £4,481.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £4,995.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £4,236.00 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