Ausone 2001

Cult Wines Price: £5,850.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2001

Tasting Notes Ausone 2001

98

The 2001 Ausone has put on even more weight than I anticipated. The 'wine of the vintage,' this inky/purple-colored 2001 boasts a provocative, floral perfume of crushed stones, raspberries, blackberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoke. What makes it so sensational are the layers of flavor and nuances that unfold as the wine sits in the glass as well as on the palate. This is an extraordinarily intense effort, but remarkably elegant and well-balanced. It ideally needs another decade of cellaring; it should last for 4-5 decades! Alain Vauthier is a perfectionist, which is evidenced by what he has produced over the last half dozen vintages at Ausone. Kudos to readers lucky enough to find a bottle or two ... and live long enough to enjoy them in their prime. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050+

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #153 June 2004
94

Tasted at the Ausone vertical in London. Deep garnet core with a dark ruby rim. The '01 has a very polished bouquet with notes of black cherries, blueberries, a touch of spice and noticeable warmth of alcohol. The palate is very sleek and sensuous on the entry, silky smooth although it discernibly lacks the weight and persistency of the '05. Red cherries, hints of kirsch, spice, orange zest and a touch of piquancy towards the finish, this Ausone is still relatively unresolved. Two of three bottles have not quite lived up to my earlier expectations. Drink 2012-2030. 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 £5,080.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £6,480.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £2,058.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £2,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,700.00 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 2011 Chateau Ausone £2,150.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £10,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £5,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £950.00 1x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £8,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £4,340.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,279.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £3,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,480.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £10,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £4,150.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £8,950.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £4,520.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,850.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £5,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £4,750.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,292.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,614.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £4,296.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,300.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £2,436.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,760.00 12x75cl