2002, Ausone

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 94 - 96

Drinking Dates: 2013-2060

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 31-Oct-2003

Tasted blind at the 2012 Southwold tasting, the 2012 Ausone took more time to settle in the glass than its peers, eventually deciding upon briary, violet and cassis scents—very floral and Margaux-like in style, not powerful but insistent. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, blackcurrant pastille mixed with cedar and a dash of spice, the wine finally revving up towards an intense and persistent finish that almost stains the mouth with its opulence. It is a gorgeous Saint Emilion from Pauline and Alain Vauthier. Tasted January 2016.