Purportedly on the site of the residence of Decimius Magnus Ausonius, statesman and poet in the fourth century AD, Ausone sits at the western side of the St Emilion commune on steep, south-facing slopes. After a feud between branches of the family (during which quality had suffered and Ausone's reputation languished), the Vauthier family became sole proprietors in the early 1990s. Under the Vauthiers (and the consultancy of Michel Rolland) quality has soared. Ausone employs one of the highest proportions of Cabernet Franc of any Bordeaux vineyard.
Case of 6 Magnums
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £15,632.14
"Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets, truffles, lead pencil shavings, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied with staggering concentration, a voluptuous texture, low acidity and well-integrated, melted tannins, this deep, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux is beginning to drink exceptionally well. It should continue to do so for another two decades or more. 100/100." Robert Parker
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