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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Chateau Ausone  1982
Chateau Ausone 1982
(search item no. 6275)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $751.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 balance. It is more tannic than the average St. Emilion, and may need several years of aging before it is at its most approachable. Its plateau of maturity is 15-50 years following the vintage.

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About Chateau Ausone:

Only three families have been the owners of the current prestigious estate of Ausone in St Émilion.

The family of today’s descendants running Ausone goes back to 1690 when Pierre Chatonnet (1636-1728) was officially confirmed owner of the estate.

The 7 hectares (17 acres) of Château Ausone are located on Saint Emilion’s limestone plateau, just a few meters from the medieval village.

The soils are clay-limestone. The grape varieties are Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a majority of Cabernet Franc at 55%.