Ausone 2015

Current Market Price: £7,500.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2015

Tasting Notes Ausone 2015

97

Outrageously good winemaking from Alain Vauthier and his team, expressing this special terroir to (near) perfection. Fine, floral and well balanced, with chalky minerality, palatecaressing tannins, stylish (85% new) oak and the sort of finish that makes you want to skip down the street whistling. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink: 2025-40

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
95-97

The 2015 Ausone is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot this year, cropped at 30 hl/ha between 29 September and 2 October for the Merlot and 8-10 October for the Cabernet Franc. Matured in 85% new oak, it has a very intense bouquet of small dark cherries, cassis, violets and incense, a hint of blood orange originating from the Merlot tucked underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, seamlessly integrated oak. It is an intense Saint Emilion with a superb arching structure on the finish, while maintaining sufficient freshness from start to finish. It grips the mouth a little more than some of its peers, implying that it will need longer in bottle, but it will be worth the wait. Patience advised for this great Ausone courtesy of Alain and Pauline Vauthier.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
18.5

Dark crimson with some purple. Real class and concentration on the nose - all vineyard, surely. Brisk yet very opulent. Lots of drive and no oak in evidence. Very fine. Very long.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com
100

A mindbinder of a wine with pure fruit and so much fine tannins and mineral character. It’s hyper tight and super polished. The palate starts off slowly and ends with a bang. Amazing endless finish. What an energy.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £5,390.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £7,424.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,388.00 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 £4,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £10,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £5,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £9,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £4,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,310.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £3,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £10,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £4,270.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £8,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £4,673.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,295.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £4,995.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,311.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £4,332.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,840.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £3,468.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,760.00 12x75cl