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1996 Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Colour: Red
Vintage: 1996
Region: Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
94+ RP
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1996 Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

RP
£4,800 12 pack case(s) available

1996 Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
94+ RP
BTL
1
0
0
0
£4,800
12
BUY
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
You buy
£5,760.00
1 Case(s) Available

1996 Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

RP
£4,800 12 pack case(s) available

1996 Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
94+ RP
BTL
1
0
0
0
£4,800
12
BUY
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
You buy
£4,800.00
1 Case(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

94+ RP

As for the wines, nothing proved disappointing, although the 1996 Ausone seemed closed, but exhibited plenty of underlying potential.
Hedonist's Gazette - Sept 2014
I do not understand the critics of Alain Vautier, who now has sole control of Ausone and is taking the estate's quality to a higher level. Moreover, the wine is consistent, with great depth and richness on the mid-palate, without sacrificing Ausone's 40-50+ years of longevity. As I suspected, the 1996 is beginning to shut down. I left it in the glass for nearly 30 minutes and was impressed with the nuances that developed. The color is a dense ruby/black/purple. Reluctant aromas of blueberries, blackberries, minerals, flowers, truffles, and subtle new oak eventually emerge. Elegant on the attack, with sweet ripeness, and a delicate, concentrated richness, the hallmark of this wine is subtlety rather than flamboyance. A sweet mid-palate sets it apart from many of the uninspiring Ausones of the eighties and seventies. The wine is stylish, and presently understated, with tremendous aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040.
93 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #122, April 1999)

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