Ausone 2018

Current Market Price:
Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 2018

Tasting Notes Ausone 2018

99-100

This is really exotic with wild-fruit character that I have seldom encountered in Ausone. Full-bodied yet reserved and very tight. Amazing depth and purity of fruit. Incredible beauty. Sexy.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
98-100

The 2018 Ausone is composed of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot. The Merlot was harvested September 25 and 27, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested October 3, 8 and 9. Deep purple-black in color, it is an impenetrable wall to begin, unrelenting without persistent coaxing, at last uncoiling to offer glimpses at preserved plums, blueberry coulis, molten licorice and underbrush with emerging scents of lavender, iron ore, crushed stones, charcoal and Indian spices plus a waft of red roses. Full-bodied, rich, decadent and tightly knit, it offers layer upon layer of fruit, spice and mineral nuances with a firm frame of exquisitely fine tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length and heart-stopping beauty.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
98

Pauline Vauthier is the 11th generation of the family to be producing wine here. It's always such an incredible wine, and as ever you can see that they are playing a different game from so many others. The juice, the slate, the minerality, the drip-drip-drip of freshly squeezed berries, spice and barely-there tannins, the sapidity on the finish. Amazing! Harvest ran from 25 September to 9 October. 3.6pH. 100% new oak. 

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-100

The 2018 Ausone is off the charts. Deep, sensual and mysterious, the 2018 is going to need many years to show the full breadth of its potential. And yet, there is so much there. Rich and concentrated on the palate, with phenomenal persistence, the 2018 is loaded with energy, tension and precision, offering a compelling interplay of opulence, saline intensity and structure. It is without question one of the wines of the vintage.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £5,369.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £1,450.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £7,514.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £2,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,670.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £3,900.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,000.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £4,300.00 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 £4,380.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,300.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £3,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £10,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £4,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £8,008.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £4,779.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £5,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £5,351.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £4,416.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,984.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £2,616.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,760.00 12x75cl