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2007 Château Ausone

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help

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$745.00 per Bottle


12 Bottles




"The 2007 Ausone is a candidate for one of the wines of the vintage, rivaling Pavie and Lafite Rothschild. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a beautiful nose of spring flowers, raspberries, black currants, and crushed rocks. The wine is dense, medium to full-bodied, and pure with sweet tannin as well as a surprisingly evolved, forward style. It is one of the few Ausones I have tasted that can be drunk with great pleasure at this stage, yet it promises to evolve for two decades." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #188
(WA, 04/01/2010)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2010-2030

"Full red-ruby color. Inky black cherry, blueberry, licorice and bitter chocolate on the nose, plus a whiff of roasted meat that quickly dissipated. Dense and chewy on the palate, with very good intensity to its dark fruit, leather and chocolate flavors and a pronounced rocky quality. Showed increasing vibrancy with aeration but there's no easy sweetness to this soil-driven wine. Struck me as a bit energetically extracted. Finishes broad and long, with substantial dusty tannins. I'd forget about this for at least a few years." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2010)

Rating: 92+?

"Berry and milk chocolate aromas, with hints of flowers, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with very silky tannins and a delicious, fruity finish. Subtle and pretty, balanced and gorgeous. So refined and caressing. Best after 2013. 1,635 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2010)

Rating: 91

"55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot. Heady. Rich and heady. A bit angular, not exaggerated but in this damp vintage not as mellifluous as Cheval's gravel-based wine. Some green notes, a little awkward. Not Ausone's finest hour, I feel. A bit chewy and green. We have to take the development on trust really, although I know the wine provoked greater enthusiasm a couple of days before." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/21/2008)

Rating: 17++
Drink from: 2013-2020

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