Ausone 2008

Cult Wines Price: £2,500.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2008

Tasting Notes Ausone 2008

98

Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
96

This wine has a superb finish with loads of raspberry and cherry with super fine tannins. It is really silky textured. It’s full and balanced long finish. Fresh, very clean and precise. Leave it for six to seven years. Fabulous for the vintage.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010
95

Tasted at the chateau with Alain Vauthier, the Ausone ’08 is more taciturn on the nose compared to recent vintages and demands coaxing from the glass. Pure blackberry and cassis, a hint of mint, very restrained but beautifully focused. The palate is medium-bodied with cashmere tannins, pure black cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit, perfect acidity and brilliant focus. This is a restrained, elegant Ausone that is beautifully crafted and underpinned with a pixelated finish with hints of vanilla adorning the aftertaste. Lovely. Drink 2015-2030. Tasted October 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2011

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £5,376.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £8,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,480.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,750.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £4,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,100.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £4,300.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £11,000.00 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 £2,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £3,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,900.00 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 £11,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £5,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £5,196.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,022.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £3,612.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,138.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £3,138.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,040.00 12x75cl