1985 Château Ausone St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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1985 Château Ausone  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Light, bright, and fully developed, the wine is much more interesting on the crushed rock, tobacco, earth, spice and red plum nose than on the medium-bodied, stony, earthy, bright red berry palate. 88 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Ausone, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Ausone is much better with at least 15 - 20 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 4 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Ausone offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 20-50 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Ausone with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Ausone is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Ausone is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Ausone is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

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