Château Ausone 2016 - 1St Cru Class A
The Vauthier family has been watching over the vineyard since 1690, with an unchanged passion for the land. Here, everyone is busy in the cellars. Alain and his eldest daughter Pauline, the eleventh generation of winegrowers, make wine today, faithful to the spirit of their forefathers.
Two millennia of culture do not lie: on the Ausone estate, nature concentrates its gifts to work on the wine. For here, gentleness reigns, like an invitation to the vine.
The flagship of the estate, Château Ausone is a work of finesse and elegance. A cathedral-like structure, it begins with a powerful, mineral profile of Cabernet Franc, followed by a round, chiseled, pure Merlot fruit. A monumental wine, like a bulwark against time: on it the years pass and lovingly sublimate its character.
The estate also offers a second wine, the Chapelle d'Ausone. Made under the same conditions as its elder brother, its lesser evil is that it comes from young vines destined later to produce the great wine.
Comment: Château Ausone
- 50 % cabernet franc, 50 % merlot
- Alcohol level
- 2030 - 2060
Jean-Marc Quarin / Quarin.com - Noté 100/100 (august 2020)
Jane Anson / Inside Bordeaux - Noté 99/100 ( april 2017)
Neal Martin / Vinous - Noté 97+/100 (august 2020)
Antonio Galloni / Vinous - Noté 99/100 (décember 2020)
Jeb Dunnuck / Jeb Dunnuck.com - Noté 98/100 (february 2019)
Jeff Leve / The Wine Cellar Insider - Noté 99-100/100 (april 2017)
Lisa Perotti-Brown / The Wine Independent - Noté 99/100 (november 2018)