Chateau Ausone 2010 has a deep ruby color with flashes of violet at the rim, indicating its youthful exuberance. On the nose, one is immediately struck by the complexity and intensity of aromas, with notes of black cherry, cassis, plum, cedar, and graphite all vying for attention. The palate is equally impressive, with a silky texture and layers of flavors that unfold in the glass. The tannins are firm but well-integrated, giving the wine structure and balance that will allow it to age gracefully for decades to come. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a pleasant sensation of dark fruit and spice on the palate. Overall, Chateau Ausone 2010 is a tour de force of winemaking that showcases the terroir of Saint-Émilion in all its glory. It is a wine that demands attention and respect and will undoubtedly reward those who have the patience to cellar it for many years to come.
Robert Parker - 96 Points
"Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Ausone opens with notes of sweaty leather, iron ore, Marmite toast and prunes with hints of dried herbs and charcuterie plus a medicinal waft. Full-bodied, the palate has a very racy line of acidity and well-played, chewy tannins supporting the maturing fruit, finishing with an herbal lift."
Antonio Galloni - 94+ Points
"The 2010 Ausone has a rich, opulent, modern style bouquet with crème de cassis and blueberry aromas tinged with crushed violet. There is plenty of new oak here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a ton of blue and black fruit. It does not quite deliver the personality of its peers, although the velvety texture is very alluring. Maybe it will develop into something more interesting with bottle age, possibly going through a close phase? Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal."