Ausone 1999

Current Market Price:
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 Price Unit size
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone £1,800.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £1,350.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £1,620.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £1,080.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,132.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £2,200.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £4,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 6x150cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £2,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl