Ausone 1967

Ausone 1967
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Region: Bordeaux

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

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Château Ausone is a highly regarded wine estate in the Saint-Émilion region of northeastern Bordeaux. It is one of the prestigious few Saint-Émilion producers with Premier Grand Cru Classé A status – and one of only two estates (the other being Château Cheval Blanc) to hold this status since the inception of the classification in 1955. The wider estate is relatively small compared to other top rated Bordeaux châteaux, and its seven-hectare (17-acre) vineyard is planted almost entirely to Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon appears in its second wine, Chapelle d'Ausone.

Antonio Galloni – 90 Points

“The 1967 Ausone was one of the pleasant surprises of the tasting although that was not totally unexpected because the wines proved much better on the Right Bank than the Left Bank this year. It has a fascinating, well-defined bouquet with blackberry, leather and camphor, touches of black truffle emerging with time. You have to commend the vigour here after more than half a century. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and impressive density. Fresh and lively, yet unapologetically  ‘old school’, it displays fine length with a savoury, meaty, desiccated orange peel finish that completes a very decent 1967 Saint-Emilion. Tasted at the Ausone vertical in London.”