ITEM 20586

2000 Chateau Ausone St Emilion

$1,079.98

In stock

7

Wine Rating:

98+WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint emilion

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98+ points

Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine than I had written in my tasting note in 2003, where I predicted maturity between 2020 and 2075. This wine displays wonderful, sweet tannin and a big, sweet kiss of truffle, crushed rock, blueberry, blackberry, and licorice. Extremely rich, full-bodied, with astonishing power, precision, and delicacy, this is a sumptuous wine that should age well for 50-60 years, but in the case of the one bottle out of three that was not corked, it seemed far more evolved and forward than I suggested in my write-up in 2003.

Review Date: 6/1/10