1998 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1998

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1998 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1998

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 

Condition Good

Stock : 3 bottles
660,00 € tax incl. 550,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
19.5/20
Bettane et Desseauve
Bettane et Desseauve

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19 / 20
La Revue du Vin de France
La Revue du Vin de France

(01-2006)

96 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
(09-2018)
96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(12-2009)Tasted at the Ausone vertical in London. A deep garnet core with some ageing on the rim. The bouquet is very attractive, beginning to develop secondary aromas with macerated black cherries, blueberry, honey a touch of damson and a touch of espresso. Superb definition, the oak fully integrated into the aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied, very fine tannins, still very taut with noticeable acidity. This is certainly an Ausone that would benefit from decanting, the finish developing an almost Burgundian texture with red cherries, a touch of bergamot and a hint of Chinese tea. Again, it needs time, for there is a lot of glycerin at the moment. Great length and persistency, fanning out beautifully with time in the glass. Drink 2011-2025. Tasted December 2009.

95 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(2009) Dark ruby color. Aromas of lavender, violet, mint and crushed berries. Full-bodied, with polished, chewy tannins and lots of mint, blackberry and wet earth flavors. Goes on and on. Tight and powerful. Needs a long time to open still.

Features
Vintage 1998
Rating 95-100
Classification St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Emilion
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
New yes
Château Ausone
Country France
Château informations
Ausone
Ausone

Château Ausone produces Bordeaux Grands Crus with the Saint Emilion appellation in the south of France. This estate is one of the 4 châteaux to benefit from the Premier Grand Cru Classé A classification with the Angelus, Cheval Blanc and Pavie châteaux. Château Ausone is a small estate of only 7 hectares located on the slopes of Saint-Emilion. Built on the site of the villa of the Latin poet Ausone, the estate enjoys southern exposure, terraced vines and a balanced and very old grape variety. The cellar, carved into the rock, is extraordinary. It has been the subject of immense works to strengthen the solidity of the building.


As for the wines, reputed to take a long time to assert themselves, they are dense, intense and with an aromatic complexity that allows Ausone to rank among the very first estates in Bordeaux. The main grape varieties are Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a majority of 55% Cabernet Franc.


Among the greatest vintages of Château Ausone, the 19761982 and 1983 vintages are excellent. The 199519982008 and 2009 wines are exceptional. Finally, the 20002003 and 2005 vintages are considered to be the most extraordinary vintages, the grands crus of this vintage even obtained the excellent score of 100/100 by Robert Parker.

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