...A deep garnet core with some ageing on the rim. The bouquet is very attractive, beginning to develop secondary aromas with macerated black cherries, blueberry, honey a touch of damson and a touch of espresso. Superb definition, the oak fully integrated into the aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied, very fine tannins, still very taut with noticeable acidity. This is certainly an Ausone that would benefit from decanting, the finish developing an almost Burgundian texture with red cherries, a touch of bergamot and a hint of Chinese tea. Again, it needs time, for there is a lot of glycerin at the moment. Great length and persistency, fanning out beautifully with time in the glass. Drink 2011-2025... Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)
Just brilliant. Drinking perfectly now.
Just brilliant. Drinking perfectly now.9.5
1998 3L at the winery for lunch. Such a rare treat!
1998 3L at the winery for lunch. Such a rare treat!9.7
1998. Great vintage for right bank. In a beautiful spot.
1998. Great vintage for right bank. In a beautiful spot.9.4
Balanced, full body, nice finish
Balanced, full body, nice finish9.0
This stuff was dynamite. Opened up like the heavens!
This stuff was dynamite. Opened up like the heavens!10
1998 - a magnum WOW!! Powerful and glossy
1998 - a magnum WOW!! Powerful and glossy9.8