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1996 Chateau Ausone

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Vintage: 1996
Bottle Size: Standard Bottle: 750 ml

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Listed: Saturday March 31, 2018 6:12 PM EDT
Ending: Saturday May 12, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
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Rated 96/100 Points by Wine Advocate

A brilliant Ausone, the 1996 displays this property's tell-tale mineral characteristic in its multidimensional bouquet. In addition, there is a plum-like liqueur intermixed with black currants, cold steel, floral, and crushed stone scents. Dense and rich, as well as extremely subtle, this medium-bodied Ausone possesses extraordinary richness, yet no sense of heaviness. It takes the prize for having a rare equilibrium of flavor and structure. As the wine sat in the glass, I was convinced I smelled violets, or something that reminded me of the 1990 Comte de Vogue Musigny. Undoubtedly one of the great wines of the vintage, the 1996 Ausone will require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2050.

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