Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998Château Ausone Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998
9.4 out of 10 based on 18 user ratings.

Château Ausone Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

9.418 ratings on Delectable
$549

...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)

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Ratings on Delectable

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Just brilliant. Drinking perfectly now.

Just brilliant. Drinking perfectly now.

9.5

Lisa Stone-Cleaver Delectable Pro

1998 3L at the winery for lunch. Such a rare treat!

1998 3L at the winery for lunch. Such a rare treat!

9.7

Edward Zimmerman Delectable Pro

Totally Ausone

Totally Ausone

Manny Abascal

1998. Great vintage for right bank. In a beautiful spot.

1998. Great vintage for right bank. In a beautiful spot.

9.4

William Kim

Balanced, full body, nice finish

Balanced, full body, nice finish

9.0

Ken Snyder

This stuff was dynamite. Opened up like the heavens!

This stuff was dynamite. Opened up like the heavens!

10

Fiona morrison Delectable Pro

1998 - a magnum WOW!! Powerful and glossy

1998 - a magnum WOW!! Powerful and glossy

9.8