Château Ausone Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 1999
Origin: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France
Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc
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.