1994 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1994

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
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SoDivin rating

85-89 / 100

Good

1994 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1994

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 

Condition Good

Stock : 3 bottles
419,00 € tax incl. 349,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
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Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
86-88 (04-1996)
I was more impressed with the 1994 Ausone last year. Less exciting this year, it reveals a medium ruby color, a mineral-dominated, spicy, redcurrant-scented nose, light tannin, good rather than impressive depth, and a tight, nicely-structured, spicy finish. Of course, Ausone never fully reveals itself until it is 15-25 years old, so perhaps there is more here than meets the palate. It will need at least 5 years of cellaring and should keep for 2 decades.
Features
Vintage 1994
Rating 85-89
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

Château Ausone produces Bordeaux Grands Crus with the Saint Emilion appellation in the south of France. This estate is one of the 4 châteaux to benefit from the Premier Grand Cru Classé A classification with the Angelus, Cheval Blanc and Pavie châteaux. Château Ausone is a small estate of only 7 hectares located on the slopes of Saint-Emilion. Built on the site of the villa of the Latin poet Ausone, the estate enjoys southern exposure, terraced vines and a balanced and very old grape variety. The cellar, carved into the rock, is extraordinary. It has been the subject of immense works to strengthen the solidity of the building.


As for the wines, reputed to take a long time to assert themselves, they are dense, intense and with an aromatic complexity that allows Ausone to rank among the very first estates in Bordeaux. The main grape varieties are Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a majority of 55% Cabernet Franc.


Among the greatest vintages of Château Ausone, the 19761982 and 1983 vintages are excellent. The 199519982008 and 2009 wines are exceptional. Finally, the 20002003 and 2005 vintages are considered to be the most extraordinary vintages, the grands crus of this vintage even obtained the excellent score of 100/100 by Robert Parker.

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