“An Utterly Perfect Wine”
Once in a lifetime happens today, if you act fast.
The 2015 Château Ausone Premier Grand Cru Classe A is on a level matched by only a handful of truly historic Right Bank wines, stunners like the 2000 Petrus, 2009 Angelus, and 2010 Cheval Blanc. Jeb Dunnuck garnished the 2015 Ausone with a perfect 100 point score, calling it “an utterly perfect wine,” and “the wine of the vintage in 2015.” Robert Parker stacked on more praise, writing, “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.” Finally, Antonio Galloni put it simply, “Readers who can find the 2015 should not hesitate, as it is truly magnificent.”
While most won’t be able to find it—only 2000 cases were made—but thanks to our relationship with the Château, Wine Access clients now have a chance to acquire a share of this limited production jewel. Our small allocation of just 36 bottles has been raised directly from the château and are in perfect condition.
Dating back to the 18th century, Château Ausone has maintained its status as one of Bordeaux’s greatest estates for over 200 years. Named for the Gallo-Roman poet, Ausonius, whose villa is said to lie beneath the current château, Ausone encompasses 17 acres stretching between Saint-Émilion’s limestone plateau and its steep, calcareous clay slopes. 55% of the vineyard is planted to Cabernet Franc and 45% to Merlot—the 100-point 2015 Ausone is comprised of an equal balance of each.
Wine Advocate called the 2015 vintage in Bordeaux “extraordinary” and “outstanding.” On the Right Bank, Cabernet Franc and Merlot excelled particularly, displaying exuberant freshness and aromatics along with plentiful, yet super-refined, tannins. At Ausone, Director Alain Vauthier made the most of the warm growing season, which was graced throughout by sunny, turquoise skies, crafting an incredible offering that took on all of the best characteristics of the vintage, and then some.
Antonio Galloni gushed over the 2015 Ausone, calling it “the embodiment of class,” and “a seamless, mind-blowing wine.” Jeb Dunnuck followed up his 100-point review saying, “it’s one of those wines that need to be tasted to be believed.” Given that production is tiny, we’re thrilled to have access to bottles of this rare and historic Bordeaux. Drink it in three years or cellar it for, well, as long as you’d like. Parker suggests a drinking window through 2052.