2005 Ausone

- 750 ml
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Wine Critic Reviews:

A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks. This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come across as incredibly sublime, even delicate for such a stunningly concentrated, full-bodied effort. A masterpiece of concentration and balance, it will no doubt be drinking well a century from now... Robert Parker

Sokolin 2005 Ausone Tasting Notes:

To truly hear this wine speak, you have to listen closely. It's like a shy flower, it only opens up after you have demonstrated patience and desire to learn about this spectacular red. You simply need to take your time to soak every single aroma - sweet berries, some nice tobacco and cassis with mineral notes. Every little layer of flavor that slowly develops on your palate, because such complexity and extraordinary structure can only be experienced unhurriedly, should be appreciated one at a time. The 2005 Ausone is one of the most distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon blends that stay unparalleled to this day in elegance and purity, intensity and strength. This isn't a wine you should hesitate to taste - the luxurious black fruit and the beautiful, long aftertaste will serve as a reminder that you would have regretted it deeply.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2005
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Ausone: When a wine from a region like Bordeaux attracts a lot of attention from wine enthusiasts, there can be no doubt that its outstanding quality is the focus of many conversations. Located near the village of Saint-emilion, Chateau Ausone is a renowned and respected winery, capable of producing earth-shattering drinks consistently. The flagship wine is remarkable in more ways than one - all the factors seemed to align perfectly to aid in its creation. From the intricate yet smooth texture, almost jammy density that helps each sip make a huge impact, and a flavor combination that is just out of this world, everything comes together into a coherent, enthralling and memorable experience. Expect to taste minerals, red and black fruit, and sharp and perfectly balanced spices as the deep purple elixir makes its way around your palate.
Rating 100 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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