1990 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1990

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1990 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1990

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 

Condition Good

Stock : 2 bottles
540,00 € tax incl. 450,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
479,00 € tax incl. 399,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(02-1997)
Long-time readers of this publication know that I believe Ausone is the most intellectually challenging wine made in Bordeaux. The wine often tastes as if it needs 40-50 years to shed some of its astringency and closed style. The 1990 is not a charming, precocious wine. It is closed, but the color is a dense, dark ruby with no amber or orange at the edge. The fruit is sweeter, and the wine is more muscular, richer, and broader in the mouth, without losing Ausone's tell-tale minerality, spice, and curranty fruit. There is a good inner-core of sweet fruit in this medium to full-bodied wine that needs another 15-20 years of cellaring.
90 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(06-2000)
Superb
92 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(08-2000)
Chewy, monolithic wine. Aromas of dried herbs and berries. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a tar, tobacco aftertaste. Puckers your mouth with tannins. Will improve with age.
Features
Vintage 1990
Rating 90-94
Classification St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Emilion
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Ausone
Country France
Château informations
Ausone
Ausone

As AngelusCheval Blanc and Pavie, Ausone is ranked as Premier Grand Cru Classé A in Saint Emilion. Ausone is a tiny area of 7 acres located on the slopes of St. Emilion. Situated on the location of the villa of the Latin poet Ausonius, the area enjoys a southern exposure, terraced vineyards and very old  grape varieties. The cellar, dug into the rock, is extraordinary.  The wine, long known to be assertive, they are dense, intense with complex aromas that allow Ausone to rank amongst the best Bordeaux estates. The grape varieties are merlot, cabernet franc with a majority of cabernet franc (55%).

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