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2011 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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2011 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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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , June 2014

Good bright, fully saturated ruby.  Brooding, complex nose features raspberry, minerals, violet, cocoa, white pepper and sweet spices:  very cabernet franc (55% of the blend).  Then deep and complex on the palate too, with a wonderfully fine-grained texture given lift and razor-sharp definition by bright acidity and a white pepper nuance.  Though the tannins are just a bit harder than usual for Ausone (a dead giveaway it's the 2011 vintage being tasted), this wine offers a sensational combination of density and finely delineated fruit.  Finishes extremely long, with building tannins and outstanding finesse.

96-100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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