1981 Ausone

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Average critic rating : 85.0 points



This medium ruby wine remains closed, but exhibits adequate ripeness of fruit. However, the hard tannins are cause for concern. The 1981 Ausone is a medium-weight wine, with good concentration, but I believe it will always be an austere, tough-textured, charmless wine. It still needs 10 years to soften and develop. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted, 1/90. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate January 1998



Solid and youthful, with fresh character. Berry and milk chocolate aromas. Has a medium body with firm tannins and lively fruit. Drink or hold. James Suckling, Winespectator.com

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Ausone 1981
+£2,522.00     (+353.72%) Latest price:  £3,235.00
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