Ausone 1982 - Wine Advocate # 102 - Dec 1995: Robert Parker writes, At last this wine is beginning to warrant the lavish praise and high score I gave it from cask, when it was one of the most extraordinary young wines I had ever tasted. Its dormant stage has lasted for over a decade. When I last tasted it, the wine was taking on that provocative Ausone bouquet of minerals, spices, earth, and red and black fruits. Enormously constituted, with massive quantities of both extract and tannin, this powerful, still backward wine should prove to be one of the greatest Ausones made in the post-World War II era. It remains 5-10 years away from maturity . Although the exotic sweetness and lavish richness of the 1982 vintage is becoming more noticeable, readers should not touch a bottle before the turn of the century. It may turn out to be a 50-year wine. Tasted 11 times after bottling with inconsistent tasting notes.
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