Tasting notes: Notes of creme de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and dried flowers, with more floral and mineral characteristics developing with time in the glass. Amazingly deep, full-bodied, pure and ethereally textured, with building density and tannin.
About the winery: Chateau Ausone is one of the few famed Bordeaux estates that have seldom changed hands over the years. In fact, only 3 different families have owned this Saint Emilion estate since it was originally created. Which is quite a feat when you consider the amount of musical chairs that takes place with all the buying and selling of Bordeaux chateaux. The Lescours family from the 13th to the 16th centuries. This was followed by Jacques de Lescure and his heirs in the 17th century. At the close of the 17th century, The Chatonnet-Cantenat family along with the Dubois-Challon-Vauthier family took over. Alain Vauthier who manages Chateau Ausone with his daughter Pauline Vauthier today are direct descendants of the 17th century owners.