Chateau Ausone 1996

€ 429,00 (ex Vat)
519,09 (in Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Chateau Ausone
Vintage 1996
Country France
Region Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Slightly Bin stained
Drinkable -2035
Stock 3

Professionele reviews


Parker (93)

I do not understand the critics of Alain Vautier, who now has sole control of Ausone and is taking the estate's quality to a higher level. Moreover, the wine is consistent, with great depth and richness on the mid-palate, without sacrificing Ausone's 40-50+ years of longevity. As I suspected, the 1996 is beginning to shut down. I left it in the glass for nearly 30 minutes and was impressed with the nuances that developed. The color is a dense ruby/black/purple. Reluctant aromas of blueberries, blackberries, minerals, flowers, truffles, and subtle new oak eventually emerge. Elegant on the attack, with sweet ripeness, and a delicate, concentrated richness, the hallmark of this wine is subtlety rather than flamboyance. A sweet mid-palate sets it apart from many of the uninspiring Ausones of the eighties and seventies. The wine is stylish, and presently understated, with tremendous aging potential.

Winespectator / James Suckling (92)

Complex aromas of blackberry, coffee, cedar and lightly grilled meat. Full-bodied and very structured, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish.

Other (18)

Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.