Chateau Ausone

Just outside the medieval walls of Saint-Emilion, on the right bank of the Bordeaux area, this tiny vineyard of just 7 Ha has been named after Ausonius (ca 310 – 395 AD), a Roman poet from Bordeaux. Although Ausonius had a vineyard near St.-Emilion and Roman ruins are found at Ausone, it is not sure if Ausonius had anything to do with the château.

The wine is one of the four “Premier Grand Cru Classés” of the St.-Emilion Classification. The spectacular location, the limestone caves and the extremely old vines with an average of 65+ years old, make this château a well worth visit. Since the production is minuscule, the wine is almost impossible to find on the wine-market.

The château was owned by the Dubois family since the late 19th century, but from 1921 on, the Vauthier family also became co-proprietors of the estate. In the mid 1990’s the Vauthier family bought out Madame Dubois-Challon.

The vineyards are planted with Merlot (50%) and Cabernet Franc (50%) and the annual production is only 20.000 – 23000 bottles, which makes it rarer than Pétrus! The terroir from Ausone gives the wine its minerality, elegance and finesse, but it has a tremendous aging potential and top vintages are capable of lasting 50 - 75 years.

Most of the vintages are aged in 100% new oak. Although the quantity is small, they even produce a second wine called “La Chapelle d’Ausone”. An average of only 7000 bottles is produced annually. Top vintages for Château Ausone are: 1928, 1929, 1949, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964 and 1990. But after 1999 only two vintages scored under the 95 Parker points. So since then almost every vintage can be named as top where 2003 and 2005 scored 100 Points. 

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Wines from Chateau Ausone

ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
#
Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Chateau Ausone (damaged label) 1988 0,75 90 85 19 8.5 1 € 309,00 € 373,89
Chateau Ausone 1988 0,75 90 85 19 8.5 2 € 325,00 € 393,25
Chateau Ausone 1996 0,75 93 92 18 3 € 429,00 € 519,09
Chateau Ausone 1999 0,75 95 94 19 9 6 € 449,00 € 543,29
Chateau Ausone 2002 0,75 95 92 19 9 1 € 429,00 € 519,09
Chateau Ausone 2003 0,75 100 96 19 9.5 4 € 895,00 € 1.082,95
Chateau Ausone 2004 0,75 94 95 19 9- 3 € 439,00 € 531,19
Chateau Ausone (single owc) 2004 0,75 94 95 19 9- 2 € 459,00 € 555,39
Chateau Ausone 2008 0,75 98 94 19 9 4 € 549,00 € 664,29
Chateau Ausone 2009 0,75 98 99 20 10- 2 € 995,00 € 1.203,95
Chateau Ausone 2010 0,75 98 97 19 9 5 € 1.199,00 € 1.450,79
Chateau Ausone 2011 0,75 95 8.5 9 € 495,00 € 598,95
Chateau Ausone 2012 0,75 96 19 8.5 4 € 449,00 € 543,29
Chateau Ausone 2013 0,75 95 8 3 € 369,00 € 446,49
Chateau Ausone • Chateau La Chapelle d'Ausone 2010 0,75 89 91 17 8 5 € 189,00 € 228,69

Wines from Chateau Ausone

Chateau Ausone  |  Chateau La Chapelle d'Ausone


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ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
#
Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Chateau Ausone 1961 0,75 19 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1962 0,75 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1964 0,75 19 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1966 0,75 18 8 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1967 1,5 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone (very damaged label) 1969 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1969 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1970 0,75 89 18 8 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1971 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1972 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1973 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1974 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1976 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1977 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1978 0,75 91 93 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1979 0,75 89 92 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1981 0,75 88 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1982 0,75 90 93 19 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1982 1,5 90 93 19 8.5 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1983 0,75 91 90 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1985 0,75 92 18 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1986 0,75 92 18 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1987 0,75 87 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1988 1,5 90 85 19 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1989 0,75 89 90 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1990 0,75 91 92 19 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1993 0,75 95 92 19 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone (damaged label) 1994 0,75 87 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 1994 0,75 87 17 8 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 2000 0,75 98 97 20 9.5 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 2001 0,75 98 92 18 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone (slightly damaged label) 2003 0,75 100 96 19 9.5 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 2005 0,75 100 100 20 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 2006 0,75 98 93 19 9- 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 2007 0,75 94 91 18 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone 2014 0,75 95 100 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone • Chateau La Chapelle d'Ausone 1997 0,75 91 90 19 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone • Chateau La Chapelle d'Ausone 2003 0,75 93 89 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone • Chateau La Chapelle d'Ausone 2004 0,75 90 87 17 0 sold out
Chateau Ausone • Chateau La Chapelle d'Ausone 2006 0,75 91 0 sold out