Château Ausone 1996 fine wine from Bordeaux
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Château Ausone 1996

SKU:1109/96 Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion - Red - 12.5° - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 92
  • J. Robinson : 17,5

Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted on three occasions within a two-month period, the 1996 Ausone is an impressive wine, but one that I feel does not reach the heights that Alain Vauthier and latterly his daughter Pauline have reached more recently. Deep and more youthful in color than previous bottles, it delivered a minty, floral, almost Margaux-like bouquet whose intensity has remained undimmed in all the years I have been tasting it. The palate is medium-bodied with a heady attack on the entry, a little warmth here that slightly smudged the delineation, Merlot in the driving seat for the first half and the Cabernet Franc component imparting blueberry and cassis notes on the finish. There is something a little showy about this Ausone -- certainly a very fine Saint Emilion and very respectable considering that this was not a propitious Right Bank vintage. Then again, in retrospect one can view it as a stepping stone to the successes of the 21st century. Tasted February 2015.

Alcohol 12.5°
Grape varieties Cabernet Franc/Merlot
J. Robinson 17,5
R. Gabriel 19
Parker/WA 92
Wine Spectator 92
Meadow 92
Allergens Contains sulphites
Producer/Bottled by CHATEAU AUSONE 33330 SAINT EMILION FRANCE
Appellation Saint-Emilion
Classification 1er grand cru classe A
Color Red
In-Stock In-stock
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Château Ausone
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Libournais
SGD 19,568.00
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