Château Ausone Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2000

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...a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine th... Read more

...a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine th... Read more

Bright ruby-red. Profound nose melds raspberry, black cherry, mocha and minerals. Wonderfully silky and spherical, with monumental solidity and yet... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

...a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine than I had written in my tasting note in 2003 where I predicted maturity between 2020 and 2075. This wine displays wonderful sweet tannin and a big sweet kiss of truffle crushed rock blueberry blackberry and licorice. Extremely rich full-bodied with astonishing power precision and delicacy this is a sumptuous wine that should age well for 50


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/06/2013

...a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine than I had written in my tasting note in 2003, where I predicted maturity between 2020 and 2075. This win... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Ausone 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Bright ruby-red. Profound nose melds raspberry, black cherry, mocha and minerals. Wonderfully silky and spherical, with monumental solidity and yet incredible inner-mouth perfume. This builds and builds toward the back, finishing with big but suave t... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Ausone 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/05/2010

...A saturated black/purple color is followed by sensational aromas of ink, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and that wet stones/liquid minerality characteristic. The wine has phenomenal presence on the palate as well as astonishing richness and ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Ausone 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This is like a perfectly cut piece of silk fabric. Every angle is just right every texture great. Fabulous aromas of tobacco mineral and cool berry fruit. Full-bodied with loads of silky tannins and a length that goes on and on. Very racy. Very sexy. Best wine I have ever had from this estate. Best after 2010. -JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Bright ruby-red. Profound nose melds raspberry black cherry mocha and minerals. Wonderfully silky and spherical with monumental solidity and yet incredible inner-mouth perfume. This builds and builds toward the back finishing with big but suave tannins and extraordinary minerally length. One of the two or three greatest wines I tasted on my spring trip to the Bordeaux region. 97(+?) points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


Winemaker's Notes:

Robert Parker gives this wine a perfect 100 points and writes: "Proprietor Alain Vauthier has produced a prodigious wine that captures the essence of Ausone's terroir. A saturated black/purple color is followed by sensational aromas of ink, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and that wet stones/liquid minerality characteristic. The wine has phenomenal presence on the palate as well as astonishing richness and purity. Despite its extract, power, and richness, it is remarkably light, with a surreal delicacy. It is a tour de force in winemaking and a compelling expression of this magical terroir. It should prove to be legendary, but sadly, anyone over the age of 50 will probably not live to see it come close to maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2075."

Robert Parker gives this wine a perfect 100 points and writes: "Proprietor Alain Vauthier has produced a prodigious wine that captures the essence of Ausone's terroir. A saturated black/purple color is followed by sensational aromas of ink, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and that wet stones/liquid minerality characteristic. The wine has phenomenal presence on the palate as well as astonishing richness and purity. Despite its extract, power, and richness, it is remarkably light, with a surreal delicacy. It is a tour de force in winemaking and a compelling expression of this magical terroir. It should prove to be legendary, but sadly, anyone over the age of 50 will probably not live to see it come close to maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2075."

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