1982 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1982
St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1982 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1982

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 

Condition Good

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628,00 € tax incl. 523,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

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94 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu

(09-2007)

93 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(11-2012)Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy’s 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. Again, this is a 1982 that I have not tasted for a number of years. It is actually a better showing than I would have predicted given its auspicious company, especially in juxtaposition with Cheval Blanc. It has a rather odd not of wild mushroom, bacon fat and truffle, although there is certainly some brettanomyces adding some of the old sweaty saddle aromas that rather knocks the aromatics sideways. The palate is medium-bodied and loose knit on the entry. To be honest, it has more elegance than I anticipated and I cannot help feeling that if it were not for the brett it would have been a “contender”. But there is certainly good substance here and I suspect larger formats might have more to offer.

93 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(11-1998) A real beauty. Dark ruby color, with a garnet hue. Very fresh fruit with floral, berry and perfume character. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and long, sweet fruit.

91 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin

(10-2008) Brownish color, medium intensity. Complex nose, smelling of ripe fruit and cedar. It has the advantage of being pure when stirring glass. Soft on the attack, rather voluminous compared to the others, the wine is sappy ahead with a very good taste reminiscent of red and white fruits. Still sappy and long finish. Fairly structured wine, giving a feeling of uniqueness, but still a bit cramped, and that's a shame. Considering its rating on the market, and for a good management of your cellar, I recommend that you sell it.

Features
Vintage 1982
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

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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