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2005 Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion
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About Chateau Ausone

Once owned by the Roman poet and vintner, Ausonius, this St. Emilion First Growth is now managed by Alain Vauthier. Along with the limestone hillside where the old vines reside, Vauthier is largely responsible for Ausone's success. He acquired the estate after years of inter-family legal battles and has poured his heart and soul into the property.

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2005 Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion

Producer: Chateau Ausone
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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98(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

Deep ruby-red. Penetrating aromas of cassis and minerals. The nose does not prepare one for this huge, improbably sweet, palate-saturating wine, whose pungent minerality and epic intensity makes it solid as a rock. The three-dimensional texture here is uncanny, and the wine's explosive finishing flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and minerals persist for minutes. This must be one of the three or four greatest young Bordeaux I've ever tasted. The numbers here: 14.28% alcohol, 3.55 pH and an IPT between 80 and 85. This will go on for several decades, and I would not be at all surprised if it shut down in bottle for a very long time.

100 Points | Wine Spectator
100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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06/30/2008
by WineNerd007
After tasting, and spitting, 500 wines in a week, I found a wine I could not bear to spit out. This wine was so good my knees buckled. I have only been fortunate enough to taste two wines in my life that I would consider perfect and this is one of them.

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