Château Ausone 1er Grand Cru Classé A 1982 - Lot of 12 Bottles

Château Ausone 1er Grand Cru Classé A 1982

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • 9L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

Not just one of the most legendary Saint-Émilions (premier grand cru classé A), it is also the smallest and oldest. A truly great wine for ageing; deep, rich and racy. More info

  • Quantity: 12 Bottles
  • Level: 5 upper-shoulder, 2 base of neck, 3 high-shoulder, 2 top-shoulder
  • Label: 12 damp stained label, 9 stained label, 3 slightly stained label
  • Origin: Trade
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Remark: Lip of the wood box damaged
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé A
  • Producer/Owner: Alain et Catherine Vauthier
  • More information....

Château Ausone 1er Grand Cru Classé A serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Carré d agneau aux herbes, Côte de boeuf aux ceps, Civet de marcassin.

Peak: Drink until 2020

  • Vintage score: 19/20
  • What the experts say...

    "the outstanding 1982 Ausone exhibits plenty of licorice, fruitcake, mineral, kirsch, and black fruit characteristics. Medium-bodied and elegant with a touch of austerity at the finish" R. Parker (06/2009)

    Lot presentation
    Château Ausone 1er Grand Cru Classé A

    Cuvée presentation

    When young, Château Ausone's wines have a light colour and fairly hard tannins, but the informed wine enthusiast will not be deceived: these great wines are made to have an exceptional capacity to age and will only soften after 15 or 20 years in the cellar, when they reveal a wonderful aromatic bouquet of spices, mocha, toast and minerals.

    Information about domain Château Ausone

    It is said that a wine always resembles its owner. This is certainly true at Ausone, where the excellence of the wines is reflected in the rigorous, inexhaustible care applied at every stage of their production by Alain Vauthier, who was co-director of the property for many years and became the owner in 1997. The origin of this wine's name has never been established, but there is every reason to believe that it was named in honour of the Latin poet Ausone, a former inhabitant of the region and a great wine lover. With just seven hectares, Ausone is the only human-scale Bordeaux Premier Cru Classé; some of its plots benefit from the presence of an underlying porous rock, in close contact with the vines' shallow roots, which absorbs any excess water and then restores it during hot, dry summers. It was for this reason that Ausone escaped unharmed from the frost in 1956 that destroyed 80% of the Gironde's vines; and as a result, is one of the rare Bordeaux vineyards to contain vines that are more than half a century old. After a period of middling quality, due to some confusion as to the wine's direction, the arrival of Alain Vauthier in 1974 signalled a return to excellence. As for Chapelle d'Ausone, it is usually of very high quality, and must be included in the unfortunately short list of great second wines.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 12 Bottles
    • Level: 5 upper-shoulder, 2 base of neck, 3 high-shoulder, 2 top-shoulder
    • Label: 12 damp stained label, 9 stained label, 3 slightly stained label
    • Remark: Lip of the wood box damaged
    • Origin: Trade
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: Yes
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé A
    • Producer/Owner: Alain et Catherine Vauthier
    • Vintage: 1982
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2020
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Size (in ha): 7
    • Volume: 22000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet franc

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    Château Ausone 1er Grand Cru Classé A 1982

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