1996, Ausone

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 92

Drinking Dates: 2016-2035

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 29-Oct-2016

The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its component parts (acidity, tannin, wood, alcohol and extract). Still youthful, but oh, so promising, this wine should be set aside for another decade and drunk over the following 50-75 years.