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1998 Ausone Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red - Premier Grand Cru Classe A

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend - Premier Grand Cru Classe A
Producer Notes

Classed as Grand Cru Classe A, the best of the appellation, Chateau Ausone sits on a hill just south of St. Emilion. The chateau is named after the Roman poet Ausonius who owned over 100 acres of vineyard around Saint Emilion. The vineyards grow 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot grapes, producing approximately 2,000 cases a year. The chateau has a long history dating back to medieval times. After... More »

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82
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2044 IWC: 2008-2030
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 103
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/15/2010
Drink Dates 2014-2044

Retail purchase, held one year. Clean cork. A non-starter on the first night after decanting and sitting for 3+ hours. Banished to a lowly vacuum stopper and the fridge overnight, it ia more cooperative day 2. But don't bother, it is dormant, primary and uncooperative on demand. That said... 2nd night is gaining power in the glass, spicy and floral notes on the nose, and now quaffing depth to taste. Finish much longer and vibrant. Its in there, but wow, it's a surly teen. Banish until 2014!

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Author Mkbc99
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 82.353%
Tasted On 08/10/2009
Drink Dates 2015+

Prominent CabFranc notes, concentrated with nice balance of earth with fruit, tannins VERY prominent, needs time

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