Ausone 1982

St Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé A

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Tasting Notes

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.

Score: 90

, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2009-2019 01 June 2009

Deep and smudgy at the edge. Easy and soft, but absolutely correct mature St Emilion.

Score: 18 - 19

, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2002-2009 26 September 2005