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2011 Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion
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   96-100
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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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92-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2012

(55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot; 29 h/h; 100% new oak):  Fully saturated purple-ruby.  Intense, rich aromas of cassis, ripe blackberry and violet, with a whiff of aromatic oak.  Creamy, dense and full on entry, then tannic and oaky, with a peppery chocolate character complementing ripe cassis fruit. Finishes very long, but with slightly tough tannins today.

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

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