Ausone 1990

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Chateau Ausone, Ausone, 1990

Tasting Notes Ausone 1990

91

After revealing some amber at the edge as well as copious aromas of fruitcake, crushed rocks, incense, and a weedy character, the 1990 Ausone offers up sweet, jammy fruit notes as well as a firm finish with the tell-tale crushed rock minerality that this estate often achieves. The aromatics suggest a fully mature wine, but in the mouth, the firm structure and density indicate this effort needs more time. This wine gives off mixed signals, and I suspect it will last much longer than it appears, but only time will tell. There is a lot to like here, but the 1990 is not one of the most profound Ausones, such as those made since 1998. Owners should try a bottle and make up their own minds, but I think it has another 10- to 15-year window of maximum pleasure. Release price: ($3500.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #183 June 2009
90

Tasted at the Ausone vertical in London. Dark claret core with deep brick/tawny rim. The nose is odd: very polished with some noticeable volatility at first, lifted red fruits: kirsch, juniper berries, a touch of blood orange and a little ginger. Good definition, but it takes some getting used to. It develops a digestive biscuit aroma with time. The palate is medium-bodied, certainly less complex than more recent vintages but it is well balanced. There is a touch of piquancy here, tart red-berried fruits, relatively lightweight but very fresh towards the finish. There are superior examples of this wine out there. Drink now-2020. Tasted December 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2010

Ausone Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2018 Chateau Ausone £1,800.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £1,350.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £1,620.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £1,080.00 3x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,132.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £2,200.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £4,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 6x150cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,250.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £2,500.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £5,750.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,400.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone POA 12x75cl