Ausone’s great 2000 Bordeaux vintage is one of their best ever – a true tour de force – and a rare fine red wine of class and longevity. It was purchased in its original wooden case.
Château Ausone is the smallest of Bordeaux’s ‘big eight’ wine producers, and its location is as spectacular as its wines; perched on the limestone hillsides that harbour the walled town of Saint-Émilion itself, and where production is tiny.
Ausone has been under the inspirational Alain Vauthier since 1995, who has spared no expense in establishing benchmark Saint-Émilion that often ages for 50-100 years. The estate is now one of Bordeaux’s elite producers – comparable to the Médoc greats of Latour and Mouton Rothschild.