1995 Chateau Ausone, St Emilion

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1995 Chateau Ausone, St Emilion. The Wine Advocate tasting notes - Rating 93, faded label.

1995 Chateau Ausone, St Emilion grand cru, Bordeaux,
Chateau Ausone 1995 wine is a Bordeaux wine from Saint-Emilion appellation, one of only four wines ranked Premier Grand Cru St Emilion.
The majority of grapes Ausone's vines are Cabernet Franc and Merlot. They all reach an age of fifty years on average, while in some places, they are a century old. The seasoned terroir has always benefitted from the attentive care of winegrowers. The estate can be quickly covered on foot, which makes it easier to look after. No detail escapes the vineyard crew, who keep a steady eye on the rows while tasting the grapes. No pre-set calendar is applied. The fruit itself sets the pace and regulates everyone's patience.

The Wine Advocate tasting notes - Rating 93
Ausone's extraordinary minerality was present in 1995, yet there are more aromatics, a more prosperous, more multidimensional palate impression, and a fuller texture - all with the terroir brilliantly expressed. The wine boasts a dense ruby/purple colour and an emerging but tightly-knit nose of spring flowers, minerals, earth, and black fruits. Rich, with an opulent texture and surprising sexiness for a young vintage of Ausone, the medium-bodied 1995 displays exquisite balance between its acid, tannin, alcohol, and fruit. Although it is not yet seamless, all the elements are present for an extraordinary evolution in the bottle. This wine will age at a glacial pace for 30-40 years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2045. Last tasted, 3/01.
Bottle size 75cl

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