Ausone 1999

Current Market Price: £5,112.00 / 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 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