Ausone 2006

Cult Wines Price: £5,000.00 / 6x150cl
Cult Wines Price: £2,900.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2006

Tasting Notes Ausone 2006

98

One of the handful of candidates for wine of the vintage is the 2006 Ausone. In fact, while tasting it, I was thinking, is there any estate in Bordeaux that, since 1998, has made as many legendary wines as proprietor Alain Vauthier has at his beloved Ausone? Boasting an inky/blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary, precise bouquet of minerals, flowers, blueberry liqueur, and black currants, this wine possesses fabulous fruit and great intensity, but what makes it so special is its precision, focus, and almost ethereal lightness despite substantial flavor intensity and depth. It is a ballerina with density and power. The abundant noticeable tannin is sweet and, not surprisingly, very finely grained. It should be cellared for a decade, and consumed over the following half century.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
96

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a very fragrant, sensuous bouquet with kirsch, black cherries and cassis all interlaced with a sorbet like freshness and vitality. Good definition: enthralling clarity and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very poised and feminine in style with blackcurrant, cassis and black plum. Understated but very focused, sensual and natural on the finish. Great persistency, really coats the mouth in effervescent fruit that electrifies the senses. Wonderful. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2010
93

Cedar, new wood and crushed blackberry and raspberry aromas follow through to a palate of vanilla, berry and blackberry character. Balanced and modern, with olts of fruit. Lively, with bright acidity. Best after 2014.

James Suckling

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £5,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £8,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,560.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,750.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £3,980.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,100.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £4,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £10,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £9,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £4,930.00 6x75cl
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 £3,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £8,900.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £3,956.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £5,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £5,100.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,138.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £3,744.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,190.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £3,190.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,040.00 12x75cl