Ausone 2004

Current Market Price: £4,150.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2004

Tasting Notes Ausone 2004

94-96

A very deep purple colour. The nose needs some coaxing. It is more delicate than usual, not as precocious than the 2003. The palate is more about poise than power - very fine acidity. Robust tannins, more masculine than in previous years. Huge grip though, its concentration creeps up on you and makes its presence felt on the persistent finish. Very broody at the moment. Perhaps missing that profundity of the 2000 or 2003, yet it has that brilliant poise that makes Ausone so special. A return to the more classic style definitely. It may need time to come around though, perhaps 5 to 6 years. Tasted April 2005.

Neal Martin
Wine Advocate - Wine Journal
94+

One of the vintage’s most compelling wines (what’s new about that?), Alain Vauthier’s beloved 2004 Ausone has closed down considerably since I tasted it out of barrel, but it remains among the most concentrated wines of the vintage. Furthermore, along with Petrus, it will probably be the longest-lived. A dense purple color is accompanied by a celestial perfume of blue and black fruits, wet stones, flowers, and incense. On the palate, the wine exhibits exceptional power and concentration, but this historic terroir has also provided a surreal lightness to the wine’s impression. Beautiful flavors, sensational depth, and abundant structure suggest this 2004 will not be close to full maturity for 8-10 years. It should last for four decades.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #171 June 2007
92-94

Very complex aromas of minerals, grapes and dried flowers. Hints of red licorice. Full-bodied, with a firm, racy tannin structure and a long, long finish. This is very close to 95-100

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com

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