Château Ausone 1st GCC Class A

Château Ausone 1st GCC Class A

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Product Description

Appellation Saint-Emilion
Vineyard Size 47 ha
Color Red
Grape Varieties 55% of Cabernet Franc, 43% of Merlot and 2% of Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2004
Bottle Size (Cl) 75
Type of Soil Clay-limestone soil on asteriated limestone
Production 18,000 bottles
Vinification Hand harvesting in small crates 
Winemaking in temperature-controlled wooden vats with vatting of 4 to 5 weeks 
Barrel aging of 20 months (100% new oak)
Type Dark, ruby and bright color, with a fruity, woody, spicy and slightly mineral nose
Service Temp 17-18°C
Ideally Consuming Period from now to 2045
Food & Wine Pairing Roast beef, Confit lamb shank, Simmered beef, Roasted duck with honey, Duck confit, Eels with red wine, Bordeaux-style lobster, Camembert cheese, Burrata cheese

A candidate for the longest lived wine of the vintage, the powerful, rich, deep wine is youthful, complex and full bodied. Air and coaxing were needed to find the floral, licorice, stone, black fruit, earth, smoke and spicy character. This needs at least another decade before it’s ready to drink.

Robert Parker : 94/100
Jean-Marc Quarin : 95/100
Wine Spectator : 95/100 
La Revue du Vin de France : 19/20 
Vinum Wine Magazine : 18 /20
Jancis Robinson : 17.5/20