Château Ausone 1988 - Saint-Emilion
Level: Perfect / Base neck
Château Ausone 1988 - Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé
About the domain:
Château Ausone has been owned by the Vauthier family since 1974. It was previously owned by the Dubois Chalon family.
It is a confidential vineyard of only 7 HA which produces on average less than 25,000 bottles per year. Extremely low quantity compared to the other great castles of Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux in general.
The grape variety is divided equally between Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
About the 1988 vintage in Saint-Emilion:
The 1988 vintage was marked in Bordeaux by heavy rains during the harvest period. Some Châteaux harvested too early, others on the contrary made the right choice to wait a bit. Ausone has produced a tannic and powerful wine that ages particularly well.
Find below the tasting notes of D. Fornage tasted in April 2011:
Aromas all in lace and elegance. Red fruits mingle with notes of vanilla and noble spices.
The wine is quite "straight" and a little strict in terms of tannins. The style is classic and pleasant.
Go to the following link to learn more about the cuvées and the history of CHÂTEAU AUSONE
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