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LOT 409
CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1999 (2) WA 95
  • CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1999 (2) WA 95

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CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1999

Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé
2 x scraped labels

Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color, a compelling bouquet of licorice, minerals, black and blueberry liqueur, extraordinary delineation, high tannin, superb extract, and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20,000 bottles because he eliminated one-fourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous, but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050. April 2002 WA 95

2 bts.    per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Realised: $1,596
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 95
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1999