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2012 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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2012 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 2013

(55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot; 32 h/h; 85% new oak):  Bright, deep ruby.  Profound aromas of strawberry, blueberry, fresh herbs, mocha and vanilla.  Then deep, dense and suave, with noteworthy clarity to the red and dark fruit flavors.  The finish is long and pure, with polished tannins and just a trace of greenness, probably due to all that cabernet franc in the blend.  Still, the measure of this wine's greatness and proprietor Alain Vauthier's talent is that he has come up with such an impressive effort in a year when weather conditions were more than difficult for cabernet franc.  The merlot was harvested between October 9 and 12 and the cabernet franc on October 13, 15, and 17.

95-97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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