Ausone

 

ONE OF BORDEAUX’ VERY BEST WINES – ASTONISHING QUALITY

 

Ausone 2016 (barrel sample) 98p

Ausone 2015

Ausone 2014

Ausone 2013

Ausone 2012

Ausone 2011 96+p 

Tasted in November 2014. Well-defined on the nose, deep, aristocratic. Full hammer on everything happening on the palate, which borders brutality, what a richness and length. Animal wine of highest quality. Unlimited life span!

Ausone 2010 (barrel sample) 98-99p

Tasted in April 2011. Plenty of chocolate and dark cherries silky tannins, was sensual, fleshy, very sophisticated, mega long on the palate with fat ripe tannins and perfect balance. Extraordinary stuff. 

 Ausone 2009

 Ausone 2008

 Ausone 2007

Ausone 2006

 Ausone 2005

Ausone 2004

Ausone 2003

Ausone 2002

Ausone 2001

Ausone 2000 98+p 

Tasted in April 2003. This wine was true fireworks of nuances, incredibly sophisticated, with fantastic complexity and enormous length. No body-builder wine here, neither a wine in light-weight class! A strong contender to get maximum rating in the future.

Ausone 1955 97p

Tasted in March 2015 during dinner at Domaine de Chevalier. Spectacular wine, truffy and utterly complex with great richness, balance and aftertaste. 60 years old, very much alive and kicking .

Ausone 1934 92p

Tasted in April 2014 during dinner at Domaine de Chevalier. Mature fruit, silky, very delicate and tasty, yet in fine balance but acidity is well-pronounced. Impressive old wine.

 

 

 

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DURING TWO AND A HALF WEEKS IN APRIL 2018 I TASTED APP. 360 BARREL SAMPLES OF 2017 VINTAGE AND APP. 100 WINES OF OLDER VINTAGES. FULL REPORT WITH TNS, RATINGS AND IMPRESSIONS HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED (END OF MAY 2018)

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PLANNED PROFILE ADDITIONS THIS YEAR (2018) - AUSONE, LES CARMES HAUT BRION (PUBLISHED 10TH JUNE 2018) AND LA CONFESSION

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I'M ALSO CONTINOUSLY ADDING MY TASTING NOTES AT TASTINGBOOK.COM, WHERE I'VE APP. 2300+ FOLLOWERS AND HAVE PUBLISHED APP. 1.400 TASTING NOTES BY THE MIDDLE OF MAY 2018

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HERE ARE MY TOP TEN WINES TASTED IN 2017 (revised)

1. CH. MARGAUX 2015 100p

2. LATOUR 2005 100p

3. MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2016 100p

4. YQUEM 2015 100p

5. TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 2010 100p 

6. LAFLEUR 2016 99p

7. LE PIN 2016 99p/COS D'ESTOURNEL 1955 99p

8. AUSONE 2016 98p/LEOVILLE LASCASES 2016 98p

10. MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1937 97p