Ausone 2012

Cult Wines Price: £2,100.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2012

Tasting Notes Ausone 2012

95-97

The 2012 Ausone is another prodigious effort that should turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant notes of mulberries, black currants, blueberries and a hint of raspberries interwoven with spring flower and crushed chalk-like characteristics presented in a full-bodied yet ethereal, stylish, racy, noble manner. This is a high class, aristocratic, nearly perfect wine to cellar for a decade and then watch it unfold over the following 40-50 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
94-95

Wonderful aromas of blackberries and blueberries with flowers. Very Cabernet Franc. Full body, with intense fruit, tannins and fresh acidity. Tangy and lively. Minerals with lemon and orange peel undertones. Super lively. Texture is beautiful. Same blend as always. 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot.

James Suckling
93-95

The Grand Vin is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot that is being raised in 85% new oak. A lot of young vines of Cabernet Franc were put into Chapelle instead of the Grand Vin this year, but the older vines were not affected. It was picked on 9th, 11th and 12th October (Merlot) and 13th, 15th, 17th October (Cabernet Franc.) It has a broody bouquet compared to the 2011 last year, with a marine-like influence – seashells and a touch of seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp acidity (pH3.55) with a compact, tense and structured finish. This is a very composed Ausone, finely tuned, understated and classy. I feel it will give more out of bottle. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

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