Château Ausone Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2015
This Saint-Emilion First Growth is among the most reliable for quality at the highest echelon of Bordeaux. In 2015 the quality cannot be overstated. It achieves immense levels of tannic ripeness, balance and elegant poise. Layer upon layer of round rich fruit; ripe and absolutely phenomenal. In essence - Perfect.
A mindbinder of a wine with pure fruit and so much fine tannins and mineral character. It’s hyper tight and super polished. The palate starts off slowly and ends with a bang. Amazing endless finish. What an energy.
An utterly perfect wine from Alain Vauthier, the 2015 Château Ausone offers off the hook notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and dried flowers, with more floral and mineral characteristics developing with time in the glass. Amazingly deep, full-bodied, pure and ethereally textured, with building density and tannin, it’s one of those wines that need to be tasted to be believed. Unfortunately, the production is minuscule (and expensive). A wine that will make your heart rate jump, give it 4-5 years of cellaring and I suspect it will keep for as long as you’d like to hang on to bottles. It’s a tour de force in wine and the wine of the vintage in 2015.