Ausone 1967

Ausone 1967
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Region: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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Chateau Ausone 1967 is a legendary Bordeaux wine from Saint-Émilion. It is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and it is considered to be one of the most remarkable wines of its era. The wine has a deep garnet color and a complex bouquet of black fruits, cedar, leather, and spices. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with a rich and velvety texture, and it has a long and lingering finish. Despite being over 50 years old, the wine is still drinking well, with a remarkable balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity. Chateau Ausone 1967 is a rare and highly sought-after wine, considered one of the most outstanding wines ever produced by this renowned estate.

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."