Ausone

Background

Spectacularly located and spectacularly priced, Chateau Ausone is in the elite of elite estates in Bordeaux. The tiny vineyard lies on the sloping, steep, southwestern facing hillside outside the walls of St.Emilion.

Despite a somewhat chequered history in terms of quality, ever since the Vauthiers bought out the Dubois-Challons in the mid 1990s, the quality (and price) of the estate's wines have rocketed. This is thanks in part to their miniscule production (1600-2000 cases) but one must pay due credit to the great work carried out in the vineyard and winery by Alan Vauthier.

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Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1996 Ausone (non owc) btls IB 0 6 £341.67 btls 93+ (RP)
Red 2001 Ausone btls IB 0 6 £450.00 btls 98
Red 2005 Ausone btls IB 0 2 £995.83 btls 100 (RP)
Red 2005 Ausone (bin soiled) btls IB 0 2 £1,000.00 btls 100
Red 2007 Ausone btls IB 0 6 £325.00 btls 94
Red 2008 Ausone btls IB 0 6 £583.33 btls 98
Red 2009 Ausone btls IB 0 3 £816.67 btls 98+
Red 2012 Ausone btls IB 0 6 £350.00 btls 96+ (RP)
Red 2013 Ausone btls IB 0 3 £287.50 btls 93-95 (RP)

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