2009 Les Asteries



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Average critic rating : 93.3 points

98

98

From vines sitting on hard limestone, this wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that offers prodigious levels of extract, richness, complexity and overall harmony. A fabulous wine, with black fruits galore intermixed with a liqueur of crushed rocks and spring flowers, the wine has plenty of tannin and is best cellared over at least 4-5 years and consumed over the following two decades.||This property, owned by Jonathan Maltus, is located 100 meters from his Le Carre, and of course the nearby Clos Fourtet, which produced a perfect wine in 2009. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

90-92

90-92

With the Merlot picked on 8th October and the Cabernet Franc two days later, matured in 100% new oak with 14.2% alcohol, this has a well defined nose of blackberry, violets, a touch of cassis and limestone, perhaps a little more harmonious than the Le Carre, the palate is full-bodied with sturdy, robust tannins, but I like the balance and the symmetry here, very good weight on the finish, firm structure, fine minerality with a long, rather backward finish that suggests this should be laid down for several years after bottling. Tasted March 2010.

93

93

The pure fruit in the nose is so attractive, with crushed blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long juicy finish. Give it time. But so yummy now. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

90-93

90-93

Floral and mineral aromas,with pretty dark fruits. Full-bodied, with a sleek and racy mouthfeel and a long, caressing finish

17.5

17.5

Rich and concentrated with crushed-berry aromas and flavour. Smooth and ripe on the palate but with a minerally lift and length provided by the terroir. Firm, dry finish. A blend of charm and power. Drink 2016-2028



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