Ausone 2002

St Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé A

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Tasting Notes

In many respects, the 2002 may be even more impressive than the 2003. A far more challenging vintage to get everything right, and especially in St.-Emilion, where many disappointments have been produced, this is one of the wines of the vintage and (along with Pavie) among the finest wines from the Right Bank. It possesses a deep purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, blackberries, wet stones, and wonderfully perfumed floral notes. When the wine hits the palate, it exhibits impressive purity, medium to full body, a multi-layered texture, and extraordinary precision and intensity with a finish just short of 50 seconds.

Score: 95

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2011-2035 30 April 2005

Beautiful blackberry and decadent aromas of meat and earth. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a rich, long finish. Should develop really nicely in the bottle. Tight. Best after 2007. 1,665 cases made.

Score: 92

James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2007+ 31 March 2005