Chateau Ausone 2015 is a true masterpiece of winemaking that showcases the incredible potential of the Saint-Émilion terroir. With its deep, dark garnet color, this wine immediately captures the eye and hints at the intensity to come. On the nose, one is struck by the complex array of aromas, including ripe black fruit, dark chocolate, espresso, and cedar, all beautifully integrated with subtle hints of spice and earth. The palate is equally impressive, with a luxurious texture and layers of flavors that unfold slowly in the glass, revealing notes of plum, blackcurrant, and black cherry, with a touch of tobacco and leather on the finish. The tannins are firm but refined, providing a structure that will allow this wine to age gracefully for decades to come. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a pleasant sensation of dark fruit and spice on the palate. Overall, Chateau Ausone 2015 is a stunning wine that showcases the pinnacle of Bordeaux winemaking and is sure to impress even the most discerning of wine enthusiasts.
Robert Parker - 99 Points
"Composed of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot aged in French oak barrels, 85% new, for 20 months, the 2015 Ausone features a deep garnet-purple color and comes bounding out of the glass with expressive plum preserves, wild blueberries and cherry pie aromas plus fragrant nuances of roses, licorice, Indian spices, baker’s chocolate, new leather and cedar chest plus a touch of underbrush. Big, rich, opulent and full-bodied in the mouth, it is laden with bold blue and black fruits, superbly supported by very firm, very finely grained tannins and wonderfully seamless freshness, finishing with long-lingering exotic spice hints."
Antonio Galloni - 98 Points
"The 2015 Ausone has a detailed, precise bouquet whose intense, graphite-infused black fruit gains intensity with each swirl. This is very sophisticated and compelling. The poised, medium-bodied palate delivers filigreed tannin, perfect acidity and an extraordinarily persistent finish that outclasses almost everything around it. This is outstanding and surely represents one of the wines of the vintage. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting."