2015 Les Asteries



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£816.00
£408.00

Average critic rating : 92.75 points

89-92

89-92

The 2015 Les Astéries is the most complete of Jonathan Maltus's small production Saint-Émilions. Black cherry, plum, mocha, espresso and new leather open up first, followed by more red fruit and floral overtones that add brightness and aromatic lift. Beams of underlying tannin give the wine its backbone and extend finish. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

92-94

92-94

The 2015 Les Asteries is a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc picked on October 2 and 13, then matured in 80% new oak. This has an opulent bouquet with cocoa-tinged black fruit, blueberry and a dab of cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin, perhaps not quite as precise as the 2015 Le Pontet, though there is satisfying substance and backbone on the finish, with the Cabernet Franc expressive and imparting a subtle peppery vein. Give this 3-4 years in bottle and then drink over 12-15 years. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2032

92-93

92-93

Juicy and fruity with blueberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, silky tannins and a bright finish. Sleek texture to this. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

91-94

91-94

Very solid core of almost unctuous raspberry and plum fruit bursts forth, giving this an exuberant feel, while solidly grippy licorice and singed vanilla notes fill in on the dense finish. Maybe a touch pumped up in the end, but there’s good freshness here to wait this out. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

93

93

From a parcel near Fonroque. Well defined with firm but ripe tannins wrapped in supple fruit. Lovely length with the limestone terroir showing. Ageing potential. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2035

95

95

This tends to be the freshest and “most European” of Jonathan Maltus’ wines, and that’s the case in 2015. Made from his oldest vines, grown on thick clay over limestone soils, it’s a triumph: refreshing, nuanced and bright, with fine, chalky tannins and succulent black fruits. Not cheap, but worth it. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2035



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Les Asteries 2015
+£91.67     (+12.4%) Latest price:  £830.67
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