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Ausone Saint-Emilion 2017 [WA 97-99] 6-Pack Bordeaux Future


Price $4,199.94
Details
Size: 6 Pack
Vintage: 2017
Score: 97-99
Provenance: Saint-Emilion
In Stock: 2

Product Description

"Blended of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Ausone offers up slowly emerging notes of crushed black plums, blackberries and mulberries with nuances of anise, violets, new leather and unsmoked cigars plus suggestions of black olives and truffles and a touch of cast iron pan. Medium to full-bodied with firm, very finely grained, super ripe tannins and an uplifting backbone of freshness perfectly supporting the profoundly layered, tightly wound yet incredibly intense fruit, it finishes very long with mineral accents and compelling tension." Wine Advocate 97-99 Points

"The 2017 Ausone is without question one of the wines of the vintage. Stunning in its grandeur and presence, the 2017 possesses marvelous depth and remarkable aromatic intensity from the very first taste. Dark red and blue stone fruit, licorice, menthol, lavender and sweet spice build into the rich, flamboyant finish. The 2017 is 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot with the Franc very expressive today. The fruit saw about 30 days on the skins, including a week of cold soak. But those are mere details. The 2017 Ausone is a total stunner. That's all there is to it." Vinous 95-98 Points

"This is a centered and deep red with blueberry, raspberry, mineral, stone and lemon aromas. Full-bodied, focused and polished. Lovely length. Gentle yet structured. Supple." James Suckling 96-97 Points

"This is such an elegant wine, powerful in dense fruit and complex tannins yet with a sophisticated acidity. It is harmonious, rich in blackberry flavor and a fine, smoky finish. It will age well over many years, although for its sheer pleasure, it could be enjoyed from 2024." Wine Enthusiast 95-97 Points