2008 Ausone, 6x750ml
Availability: 3-4 weeks
Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml
Critics Score: 98
Publication: Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Drinking Dates: 2016-2066
Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.