Ausone 2005

Cult Wines Price: £5,750.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2005

Tasting Notes Ausone 2005

98

Tasted at the Ausone vertical in London. A very deep, limpid garnet core with purple/ruby rim, extremely youthful in appearance for a 2005. The bouquet is extraordinarily pure, brilliant definition, with notes of black plum, damson, blueberry, vanilla pod and cedar and wrapped up in a lot of new oak. Coming back after a few minutes there is an intriguing aroma of baked bread. The palate is full-bodied, very good weight, harmonious with silky smooth tannins. Here, there is a bewitching crescendo of flavours although you feel that this wine is still wearing its corset. Black cherries, a touch of lime zest and cassis towards the finish. Primal, powerful and compelling...but it needs another ten years. Drink 2018-2035+ Tasted December 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2010
100

I love the tobacco, berry, cigar box, toasty oak, ripe fruit and fresh mushroom flavors in this full-bodied red, which has ultralayered tannins and vanilla, new oak and berry character. Powerful and superconcentrated, with great length. This is a muscular, full-throttle wine, racing very, very fast. Best after 2019. 1,330 cases made.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
100

A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks. This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come across as incredibly sublime, even delicate for such a stunningly concentrated, full-bodied effort. A masterpiece of concentration and balance, it will no doubt be drinking well a century from now. Anticipated maturity: 2030-2080+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008

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