Chateau Ausone 1988
|Classification||Premier Grand Cru Classe A|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
The 1988 Ausone may need 20 years to reach its peak. Unlike a number of 1988s where the balance between tannin and fruit favors the former (always a troubling sign), Ausone offers plenty of juicy red and black fruit extract in a medium-bodied, superbly concentrated, intense and powerful format. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040.
Winespectator / James Suckling (85)
Made when the château supposedly produced exciting wines, this is rather simple, with berry and tobacco character, full body and velvety tannins.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.