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2009 Chateau Ausone La Chapelle d'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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2009 Chateau Ausone La Chapelle d'Ausone Saint Emilion

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

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Bright ruby.  Cool, complex aromas of cassis, licorice, Thai basil, fresh herbs, gingerbread and coconutty oak.  Bright and firm, even a bit youthfully ungiving, but juicy and penetrating, with an exhilarating note of Asian spices.  Very tight and firm on the long, vibrant back end.  A second wine with a very strong personality of its own.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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