1999 Château Ausone
- 95 WA
- 94 WS
- 92 IWC
- 88 JR
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Dark crimson. A little raisiny on the nose. Chewy tannins. Very dramatic but not as beautifully balanced as the Cheval tasted immediately before it. Sweet, rather alcoholic finish,Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Full medium ruby. Aromas of plum syrup, spice cake, minerals, Valrhona chocolate and tobacco. Sweet, suave and fairly full in the mouth, with strong underlying minerality. Finishes subtle and persistent, with dusty, even tannins and some new oak showing.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2002
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Is 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.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Offers 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.Author: James Suckling
Self | Rating: 95Author: dave1161
Self | Rating:I can tell you one thing with honesty. This wine will get better and better with time. It is the best Ausone I have ever tasted. This winery is putting out some ridiculous wines now days. I rate it from prior tastings 96 points. Who is to say my taste is not as good as the so called experts. I think you should venture a taste again on this wine and give it a new rating please.Author: Gregory W634
White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 648 bottles owned
- 100 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 100 collectors)