11-08-2011 11-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2568B Boston
November 8, 2011 04:00 PMCalender

Chateau Ausone 1999

Auction: Fine Wines - 2568B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 08, 2011 4:00PM


Chateau Ausone 1999
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A)
"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." R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/02
3 bottles
Estimate $900-1,300


Chateau Ausone, Alain Vauthier, Proprietor