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- Parker score 95/100
INFORMATION OF INTEREST Chateau Ausone 2011
Colour: Ruby red medium, very bright.
Aroma: When its analyzed in the nose, there are pure aromas of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, coffee and minerals.
Taste: Wonderfully dense without being heavy, with an energy that penetrates black fruit and mineral flavours, tannins are incredibly sweet and very thin. Its stay in a barrel is only the beginning of its evolution, as the complexity of this wine will be able to take over a long period of time.
Next to a bowl game, the purity of this wine will take us to the heart of Saint-Émilion.
According to tradition, the estate of Chateau Ausone, is located on the same site of the magnificent village and the large gardens that the poet from the fourth century had in LUCANIAE (region of Saint-Émilion), called Ausone.
Ausone, Roman consul poet (310-394 AD) was tutor to the emperor Graciano and also winemaker, the wine was offered in the table of the Caesars.
The term "Château" is not beginning to be used until after the classification of wines of the Medoc and Sauternes, in the late nineteenth century, Ausone is an exception. It is the only "Château" of Saint-Emilion before the Second Empire.
The barrel ageing takes place in a splendid cellars, whose origin is from the late sixteenth century, when Saint-Émilion council decided to restore the city walls, removing the stones from the rock above which was the cemetery of the Magdelaine.
The wines of Chateau Ausone, which some still call him "the poet's wine, get, after long years of ageing is an important difference over all neighbouring vineyards.