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2005 Ausone St Emilion Red Blend
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Vintage: 2005
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  100
Quantity: Currently out of stock.
Price: $2,452.55
Currently out of stock.

2005 Ausone St Emilion Red Blend
I'm not going out on a limb saying the 2005 Ausone is better than the 2003, 2000, etc., but it is certainly at the same level. It is a wine of great intensity with extraordinary extract as well as a seamless integration of huge levels of tannin and alcohol. Amazingly deep and multilayered, but so ethereal it must be tasted to be believed, it is a rich, full-throttle offering that should outlive us all. It should not be consumed before 2020, but I suspect 95% of it will be long gone by then. Kudos to Alain Vauthier for pushing the envelope as far as anyone in Bordeaux is doing today. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2100! RP