APRIL IS EARTH MONTH
Premier Grand Cru Classe A!
Chateau Ausone is named after the Roman poet Ausonius who was also a famous vineyard owner in Saint Emilion. The Ausone estate has been managed by the Vauthier family since 1690, and now the eleventh generation is at the helm with Alain and his elder daughter Pauline. Together they pour the same energy and enthusiasm into making fabulous wines as their ancestors did.
The games began with a 1964 Louis Roederer Cristal. The nose was tangy and waxy with baked, yellow fruits - baked in a mature way; not cooked, just baked. There were additional aromas of bread along with traces of light caramel. The palate was beautiful: smooth, long and fine with nice elegance in the mouth. Bread flavors and that same touch of dry caramel kissed the palate. Its backside was long and lingering with another kiss, this time of citrus flavors. Amanda picked up on its caramel as well, and the '64 held gracefully in the glass (93).