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2006 Ausone

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2006
Appellation: St Emilion
98 (RP)

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2006 Ausone

98 (RP)
From £4,950 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2006 Ausone

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
98 (RP)
MAG
0
1
0
0
£4,950
6
IMP
0
0
0
3
£3,350
1
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
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Case (6 x 150cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£5,972.14
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Bottle (600cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£4,041.42
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2006 Ausone

98 (RP)
From £4,950 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2006 Ausone

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
98 (RP)
MAG
0
1
0
0
£4,950
6
IMP
0
0
0
3
£3,350
1
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU BUY
Case (6 x 150cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
In Stock
You buy
£4,950.00
1 Case(s) Available
BIX Broking
BIX indicates the wine is being sourced from a private collection stored with Bordeaux Index. You can buy with confidence and the purchase process is the same as for our own stock.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU BUY
Bottle (600cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
In Stock
Buy at
£3,350.00
3 Bottle(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

98

Wine Advocate

One of the handful of candidates for wine of the vintage is the 2006 Ausone. In fact, while tasting it, I was thinking, is there any estate in Bordeaux that, since 1998, has made as many legendary wines as proprietor Alain Vauthier has at his beloved Ausone? Boasting an inky/blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary, precise bouquet of minerals, flowers, blueberry liqueur, and black currants, this wine possesses fabulous fruit and great intensity, but what makes it so special is its precision, focus, and almost ethereal lightness despite substantial flavor intensity and depth. It is a ballerina with density and power. The abundant noticeable tannin is sweet and, not surprisingly, very finely grained. It should be cellared for a decade, and consumed over the following half century.
98 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #181, Feb 2009)

93

Neal Martin

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Ausone has a fragrant bouquet compared to the 2006 Pavie, fomenting more secondary aromas such as smoke, cigar box, potpourri and a smear of Seville orange marmalade. The palate is very refined on the entry, rounded and supple in the mouth. It clearly does not have the density and weight of the Pavie, but it exerts an insistent grip in the mouth and the tannins have symmetry on the finish. It is a very fine Ausone, although Alain Vauthier has overseen better vintages in recent years. Tasted January 2016. Drink 2018-2035.
– eRobertParker.com #interim, May 2016

93

Wine Spectator

Cedar, new wood and crushed blackberry and raspberry aromas follow through to a palate of vanilla, berry and blackberry character. Balanced and modern, with lots of fruit. Lively, with bright acidity. Best after 2014.
– JS (WineSpectator.com, March 2009)

97

Stephen Tanzer

Bright medium ruby. Brooding, pure aromas of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, espresso and minerals. Wonderfully dense yet weightless, with a penetrating calcaire energy to its sappy black fruit and mineral flavors. This has filled out impressively since its early days in barrel but is still just at the beginning of its evolution. The slowly mounting, compellingly long finish saturates the palate with flavor, and the substantial tannins are amazingly sweet and fine-grained. My early candidate for wine of the vintage: this fills the mouth with perfume but its fruit of steel suggests that it will last a very long time. I won't be around to drink this beauty at its peak.
97 points – vinous.com, May 2009

17.5++

Jancis Robinson

Much darker crimson/purple. Thick and dark, still a little rude – black fruits and berries, thick and very dense and very round and sweet at first. Pretty tough tannins but wonderfully sophisticated delicacy. Hint of greenness, rises up, dances, but not the most astonishing. Dry but very clean finish, Velvety start. Lively but a little bit skinny. More structure than the Chapelle.
17.5++/20 – JancisRobinson.com, Aug 2007