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2009 Château Ausone

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)
(OWC)

Ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$8,250.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 group

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Incredible nose of currants and blueberries. Flowers too. Licorice. Such purity on the nose of Cabernet Franc. Full body, incredible structure, with fabulous tannins and a long, long finish. Built out of stone. The perfect Ausone. Try after 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/23/2012)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2022


"A masterpiece in the making, proprietor Alain Vauthier's 2009 Ausone boasts a dense purple color along with notes of powdered chalk, crushed rocks and wild blue, red and black fruits. Extravagantly rich with great minerality, precision and freshness as well as a voluptuous texture (unusual for a baby Ausone), this is an extraordinary wine. Sadly, there are fewer than 1,200 cases ... for the world. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060+." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #199
(WA, 02/01/2012)

Rating: 98+
Drink from: 2020-2060


"Bright ruby-red. Serious medicinal reserve to the aromas of iron, violet and coconutty oak A real mineral bath on the palate, with outstanding concentration and energy to the flavors of dark berries and flowers. Hiding more than it's showing today and destined for three or four decades of improvement in bottle. The remarkably palate-staining finish features outstanding tannic spine and grip and great lift for such a big wine. A knockout, and likely to be a Bordeaux monument." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 97+


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