1982 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93

Reviews for 1982 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
The bottle in the blind flight showed rather autumnal aromas and an element of old wood on the nose; modest volume and sweetness; and some unabsorbed acidity on the back end. Second bottle: Full healthy red with a hint of... The bottle in the blind flight showed rather autumnal aromas and an element of old wood on the nose; modest volume and sweetness; and some unabsorbed acidity on the back end. Second bottle: Full healthy red with a hint of amber. Cool laid-back aromas of cherry minerals and menthol. Dense with extract but extremely dry even tough. The tannins seem astringent for the vintage. I rated this bottle 89(+?). With my third bottle I finally hit the jackpot: Much fresher more minerally aromas show superb purity and clarity. Then very youthfully unevolved in the mouth with vibrant dark fruit and mineral flavors. Finishes impressively long with firm tannins that avoid dryness.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2000
Medium ruby-colored with a pronounced smoky herb-tinged bouquet revealing aromas of black tea minerals and sweet fruit this medium-bodied 1982 exhibits a striking liquid minerality decent acidity and a powerful... Medium ruby-colored with a pronounced smoky herb-tinged bouquet revealing aromas of black tea minerals and sweet fruit this medium-bodied 1982 exhibits a striking liquid minerality decent acidity and a powerful concentrated long finish. The 1982 Ausone is just turning the corner and beginning to reveal considerable complexity as well as finesse.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 1998
A real beauty. Dark ruby color with a garnet hue. Very fresh fruit with floral berry and perfume character. Full-bodied with superfine tannins and long sweet fruit.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now. â_"JS