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2005 Château Ausone, St Emilion

2005 Château Ausone, St Emilion

Ref: BORD0596
Red  |  Still  |  14.28% ABV

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 Bottles
price shown is under bond
£5,400.00
duty paid price: £6,496.07
Broking Stock
Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Emilion
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14.28%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2021-2040
MaturityMaturity: Not Yet Ready
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its component parts (acidity, tannin, wood, alcohol and extract). Still youthful, but oh, so promising, this wine should be set aside for another decade and drunk over the following 50-75 years. 100/100." Robert Parker

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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