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St Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé A
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A pleasant surprise when I think of what proprietor Alain Vauthier has done over the last decade, the outstanding 1982 Ausone exhibits plenty of licorice, fruitcake, mineral, kirsch, and black fruit characteristics. Medium-bodied and elegant with a touch of austerity at the finish, it should be consumed over the next 10 years.
Robert Parker, robertparker.com Maturity: 2009-2019 01 June 2009
Deep and smudgy at the edge. Easy and soft, but absolutely correct mature St Emilion.
Score: 18 - 19
Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2002-2009 26 September 2005