Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 25 795
Lot 71
  • Ausone; Saint-Émilion; 2007; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 24 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 25 795

About this Item

2007 Saint-Émilion
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

Château Ausone is named after the fourth century Roman poet Ausonius who owned over 100 acres of vineyard around Saint-Émilion. The modern château and its 7 hectares of vineyards (Cabernet Franc and Merlot) date back to the 18th century. Ausone holds the distinction of Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” status - and one of only two estates to hold this status since the inception of the classification in 1955. A very limited production of fewer than 2000 cases annually makes Château Ausone one of the most expensive and sought-after Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux wines.


The Coats Family Cellar is arguably the most prestigious fine wine collection ever offered in South Africa. It contains a deep collection of the worlds finest, most sought-after wines, spanning over 150 years. Collected over many decades, the cellar was imported from Ireland to South Africa via reefer. Each bottle within the Coats Family Cellar was authenticated by Michael Egan in August 2022 and given an ID number for tracking.

Michael Egan is a world-expert in fine and rare wines with more than thirty five years of experience. He was the principal expert for the plaintiff in the two major wine counterfeiting trials in Koch v. Eric Greenberg and United States v. Rudy Kurniawan, both of which occurred in 2013.

Along with Michael Egan, the Strauss & Co Fine Wine team have tasted extensively through the cellar and are confident of the wine storage and hence quality. The entire collection is currently stored at Wine Cellar.

Critics Ratings

'While there is certainly plenty of wood here, the wine has weight and impressive concentration for the year. The tannins are still brooding away, giving a dark firm character to the wine. Blackberry fruits and acidity are there, but still well buried in the tannins.' - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 95/100 (Apr 2010)

'Mid crimson with a pale nose. A little bit of animal fur on the nose and then great fluidity on the palate. The acidity is very marked. Racy and floral. A bit chewy on the end.' - Jancis Robinson MW,, 18.5/20 (Feb 2017)

'The 2007 Ausone has a high-toned bouquet, a little flashy in style compared to its peers with touches of salted licorice coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity. This is more cohesive and mild-mannered than the feisty aromatics, with good depth and a caressing, quite plush finish.' - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (Jun 2017).

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