Red

1976 Château Ausone

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1994 - 2010 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Erik12000 wrote:

    November 10, 2018 - From a magnum. Surprisingly good. Very little fruit left, rather dry on the palate. Some tobacco and dried fruit on the nose. Still enjoyable but drink now.

  • ONEFIVE Likes this wine:

    May 31, 2018 - Brick and brown hue in the glass.
    Aromas of dried fruit, raisin, tobacco, and dried earth.
    Acidity is started to cut the finish but the wine is great on the palate.
    The wine is long in the tooth. Drink now.

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    March 30, 2018 - A Few Favorite Wines (Vaucluse): Two Ausones in one night! Embarrassment of riches. This was really quite lovely. In a nice spot. A bit of the old library flavors here which I always like. Again some real depth to the wine. A wine I'd love to sip and ponder over for an evening. Last wine of the night, but we took our time with this. Worked actually quite well with a chocolate mousse.

  • Mathijs81 wrote:

    May 25, 2017 - I'm having issues rating this somewhat above the 90+ points.

    Bottle in pristine condition. Clean label and very good level 2 cm under cork )
    Cork was really soaked and pulled out in two pieces ( luckily nothing fell inside ).
    The colour was very unattractive. Quite muddy and brackish. Not appealing.
    Nose was quite good, some dried tobacco, earthy, dried fruits and spices.
    Flavour somewhat neutral, I could very very barely detect some dried fruits.
    Finish was again disappointing, very dry and not really appealing to me.
    Its always hit or miss with these old bottles, this ( for me ) was a miss.

    Drink up ... fast. This is downhill and has been for quite a while it seems.

    Shame .... guess I'll have to get back to old Mouton Rothschild bottles :-)

    Mathijs

  • John Tang Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 21, 2017 - I had my first bottle of 1976 Aosone with 1976 Cos d‘Estournel and other wines today. 1976 is a less impressive year, though Ausone stands out from the peers at the first glance. After 3 hours though, Ausone retreats quickly. The wine needs to be consumed in its first 2 hours and if you have them in the cellar, drink them now because it won't last long. 93 points for its first 2 hours. Pop & pour, don't decant.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2019, Issue #79, Château Ausone The Most Magical Terroir in St. Émilion

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  • By Neal Martin
    Long and Winding Road: Ausone 1912–1999 (Mar 2018), 3/18/2018 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, Right Time, Right Bank (Originally April 2001, updated November 2003)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1976
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Ausone
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 51 (66%)
  • Consumed 25 (32%)

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