Bordeaux Red, Chateau Ausone St Emilion GCC 1er A 1999

Product Number: 12-80192

Availability: SOLD OUT

HK$ 5,180

HK$ 4,405


Grape 55% Cabernet Franc & 45% Merlot
Color red
Sweetness dry
Body full
Tasting Note RP 95/100 Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color, a compelling bouquet of licorice, minerals, black and blueberry liqueur, extraordinary delineation, high tannin, superb extract, and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20,000 bottles because he eliminated one-fourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous, but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050. WS 94/100 Offers opulent aromas of meat, toasty oak and ripe berries, almost roasted in character. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, but a rich and dried fruit aftertaste. Shows lots of new wood. Amazing concentration here. Endless wine for the vintage. Still needs time.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Best after 2011. Other Critic Score:- Jean-Marc Quarin : 92 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 92 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 90 /100 Jancis Robinson : 17.5 /20
Rating RP:95   WS:94  JH:- WE:-
Size 75cl



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