AUSONE 2000
St Emilion GC - 2000
1er Grand Cru Classé "A"
75cl
Price: 1 800.00 €
château AUSONE château AUSONE 2000 château St Emilion GC - 2000
1er Grand Cru Classé "A"
75cl
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fra Assemblage : 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc

Réussite absolue pour Ausone avec ce millésime d'exception. Belle robe rouge sombre. Le nez dévoile des arômes subtils de fruits rouges croquants auxquels le boisé et le toasté s'ajoutent. En bouche, l'élégance est stupéfiante, la structure sublime, dévoilant ce qui est sans doute la plus belle réussite du Château. Potentiel de garde incroyable.

Le Guide Hachette Des Vins 2012 ★★★

Ausone, cru mythique du Bordelais puisqu'il porte le nom du poète latin qui vécut à Saint-Emilion au IVes., semble avoir été constitué au XIVes. sur des vignobles qui existaient depuis l'arrivée de la vigne en Aquitaine. Merlot et cabernet franc à parts égales composent ce vin élevé de manière très classique. Celui-ci se montre à la hauteur de sa réputation en décrochant à nouveau un coup de coeur. La robe est éclatante de reflets rubis et bordeaux tandis que le bouquet apparaît très élégant malgré sa jeunesse, puisque le merrain, présent, laisse s'exprimer le raisin et le terroir. La bouche dense et séveuse, équilibrée et charpentée par des tanins fins, révèle une saveur de réglisse, de cannelle, de café arabica. Un potentiel exceptionnel pour les cinq à quinze prochaines années. Vraiment du grand art !


eng Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003: 100/100

The 2000 is the greatest Ausone I have ever tasted, aside from 100+-year-old examples I tasted in Munich with the famous collector, Hardy Rodenstock. A saturated black/purple color is followed by sensational aromas of ink, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and that wet stones/liquid minerality characteristics. 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 and purity. It is a tour de force, in winemaking and a great 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. P.S.: Even if you have to drink it young, everyone owes it to themselves to taste this prodigious effort. Last tasted, 1/03.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005: 19/20

Bright, shiny crimson. Big, full, sweet, New World ripeness. Very, very sweet and plump. Lively. Lots of tannins and acidity. Very, very young. Dies suddenly at the end. Good nose, but disappointing on the palate. Holds together at the finish. Well made, but not very Bordeaux! Drink 2008-2015. Date tasted 16th Oct 03.

 
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222.00 €
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Château Ausone-1er Grand Cru Classé \"A\"-Appellation Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Château Ausone

Within the Saint Emilion appellation, Château Ausone is one of only two wines (the other being Château Cheval Blanc), to be ranked as Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located on the right bank of the Bordeaux wine region in the Gironde department.

Placed on the western edge of 11th century village Saint-Émilion, with elevated vineyards facing south on steep terraces in ideal situation, Ausone takes its name from Decimus Magnus Ausonius (310-395 CE), a statesman and poet from Bordeaux who owned about 100 acres (0.40 km²) of vineyard and it is believed by some that Château Ausone stands upon the foundations of his villa.
For several years, Ausone was jointly owned by the Dubois-Challon and Vauthier families, but after a period of unsettlement, feuding in the courts was brought to an end when the Vauthiers bought the Dubois-Challon shares in the mid 1990s. Alain Vauthier became managing director of Ausone, while Heylette Dubois-Challon won the right to continue to live in the chateau until her death, in 2003.
Michel Rolland was appointed consultant oenologist in 1995. The winery also produces a second wine named Chapelle d'Ausone.
The success of the wine produced at Ausone is attributed to a combination of exposure and the soil, a mixture of sand and clay on limestone unique to the district. The vineyard is 7 hectares (17 acres), arranged with the grape varieties of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot, planted with a density of 6,500 plants per hectare. Due to the small scale of the vineyards, picking may be done at an optimal moment, usually in two afternoons.

Of both the Grand Vin and the second wine - Chapelle d'Ausone - the annual production averages little more than 2,000 cases.

Château de Fonbel [Saint-Emilion Grand Cru] is owned by Alain Vauthier (owners of Château Ausone) and the attention to detail here is to creat a classy and affordable Saint-Emilion, sourced from 20-year-old vines directly below the Ausone vineyards.

Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 7 Ha
Production : 18000 bouteilles
Soil : Sols argilo-sablo-calcaire
Grape varieties : 55 % Cabernet Franc, 45% de Merlot
Ageing : 18 à 24 mois (100% de barriques neuves)