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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.
87-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008
(a 50/50 blend of merlot and cabernet franc) Good deep color. Aromas and flavors of black fruits and minerals, lifted by spices and violet. Still a bit reduced but offers lovely sweetness of fruit and vivacity for the year. Finishes with very good cut and length. A terrific second wine, nicely rounded out by the addition of press wine.