22 Ratings
Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details



Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Ausone increases the level of intensity, elegance, complexity, richness and length. Nearly a mirror image of the La Chapelle, just with more going on, the Ausone boasts a more saturated purple color, and the wine has everything in large, intense proportions.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1990 Vintage) Château Ausone is St. Emilions superstar, the quality equivalent of a Médoc first growth. Dense, rich, subtle and yet not heavy, it is one of the longest-lived, most elegant and concentrated Bordeaux wines. Château Ausone is known for elegance, finesse, and extraordinary personality and concentration. Its fascinatingly complex aromatics (of characteristic crushed stone and minerals accompanied by black currants, plums and licorice) are evenly matched by intense -- but not heavy - flavors in great...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93