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2009 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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2009 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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97(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012

Bright ruby-red.  Serious medicinal reserve to the aromas of iron, violet and coconutty oak.  A real mineral bath on the palate, with outstanding concentration and energy to the flavors of dark berries and flowers.  Hiding more than it's showing today and destined for three or four decades of improvement in bottle.  The remarkably palate-staining finish features outstanding tannic spine and grip and great lift for such a big wine.  A knockout, and likely to be a Bordeaux monument.

98+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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