1989 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 1989 Ausone Bordeaux Blend

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1999
Fresh and understated. Subtle aromas of flowers berries and spices. Medium- to full-bodied with fine tannins and a silky-textured finish. Give it time to open up. Fine Ausone.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2006. ... Fresh and understated. Subtle aromas of flowers berries and spices. Medium- to full-bodied with fine tannins and a silky-textured finish. Give it time to open up. Fine Ausone.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2006. –JS
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1993
In 1989 Ausone harvested their splendidly situated micro-vineyard between September 7 and 19. Their first cuvee of Merlot reached 14.6% alcohol naturally the highest anyone at the chateau could ever remember. They also... In 1989 Ausone harvested their splendidly situated micro-vineyard between September 7 and 19. Their first cuvee of Merlot reached 14.6% alcohol naturally the highest anyone at the chateau could ever remember. They also cut off 50% of the grape bunches in an effort to avoid overproduction and the diluted taste that plagued their 1985 and 1986. The result is a wine with remarkable strength yet stunning balance because of its extremely high tannin content. It is the tannin that gives focus and definition to the wine's intense core of exotic black fruits. This is a medium to full-bodied backward 1989 possessing a haunting underlying mineral character that seems to be a characteristic of this property's greatest vintages. Those readers who possess a millionaire's income and the cozy trade connections necessary to buy Ausone should be prepared to wait a good 25 years minimum for this wine to reach its apogee. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.Last tasted 4/93.