Ausone Magnum

2007 Ausone Magnum Ausone

  • Classification:
    1er Grand Cru Classe A
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Saint Emillion
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 3
  • Stock Location:
Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 92+ (2010 July)

Full red-ruby color. Inky black cherry, blueberry, licorice and bitter chocolate on the nose, plus a whiff of roasted meat that quickly dissipated. Dense and chewy on the palate, with very good intensity to its dark fruit, leather and chocolate flavors and a pronounced rocky quality. Showed increasing vibrancy with aeration but there's no easy sweetness to this soil-driven wine. Struck me as a bit energetically extracted. Finishes broad and long, with substantial dusty tannins. I'd forget about this for at least a few years.