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Les Asteries

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2019
94
Showing much better in the bottle than it did from the barrel, the wine is concentrated,, deep, long, plush and polished. The wealth of sweet, red fruits on the palate is made more interesting by addition of the wines salty tannins. Complex, rich, fresh and mineral driven, you find significant energy in the herb-tinged, spicy, chalky, peppery, red berry finish. Drink from 2025-2043.

Showing much better in the bottle than it did from the barrel, the wine is concentrated,, deep, long, plush and polished. The wealth of sweet, red fruits on the palate is made more interesting by addition of the wines salty tannins. Complex, rich, fresh and mineral driven, you find significant energy in the herb-tinged, spicy, chalky, peppery, red berry finish. Drink from 2025-2043.

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Floral, with jammy black raspberres, herbs, leaf and fennel, the wine has soft tannins and a juiciness to the red berries on the palate and in the finish. 91-93 Pts

Floral, with jammy black raspberres, herbs, leaf and fennel, the wine has soft tannins and a juiciness to the red berries on the palate and in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2018
94
With smoke, espresso, black and red pit fruits you also find a distinctive salty edge to the tannins here. This wine has a lot to offer. There is enough concentration and freshness found in its long finish that you can keep busy tasting this over the next two decades. The blend was made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc.

With smoke, espresso, black and red pit fruits you also find a distinctive salty edge to the tannins here. This wine has a lot to offer. There is enough concentration and freshness found in its long finish that you can keep busy tasting this over the next two decades. The blend was made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc.

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Firm with a distinctive stony edge, this wine offers fresh red berries, flowers, minerals and a nice purity in the red berry finish. This is not vinified for early consumption so you will need to wait at least a decade before popping a cork. The blend was made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

Firm with a distinctive stony edge, this wine offers fresh red berries, flowers, minerals and a nice purity in the red berry finish. This is not vinified for early consumption so you will need to wait at least a decade before popping a cork. The blend was made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

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2017
91
Sweet and spicy red fruits with a distinctive, mineral driven character, this experience concludes pleasurably. The wine has the fruit and structure to age. The blend was made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc.

Sweet and spicy red fruits with a distinctive, mineral driven character, this experience concludes pleasurably. The wine has the fruit and structure to age. The blend was made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc.

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2016
92
The blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc produced a stony, mineral-driven wine with oak, smoky dark fruits, vanilla bean and black raspberry. Round textured and structured with sweet, dark fruits that stay throughout the finish, this wine is juicy and fresh with a strong note of coffee in the end.

The blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc produced a stony, mineral-driven wine with oak, smoky dark fruits, vanilla bean and black raspberry. Round textured and structured with sweet, dark fruits that stay throughout the finish, this wine is juicy and fresh with a strong note of coffee in the end.

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2015
92
83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc produced a rich, polished, plush, ripe wine with silky tannins, concentration, ripe fruits and minerality. The wine reached 14.8% ABV with no sensation of heat.

83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc produced a rich, polished, plush, ripe wine with silky tannins, concentration, ripe fruits and minerality. The wine reached 14.8% ABV with no sensation of heat.

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2014
92
Mineral driven fruits, fresh, spicy plums and smoky cherries culminate in a distinctive stony finish. 91-93 Pts

Mineral driven fruits, fresh, spicy plums and smoky cherries culminate in a distinctive stony finish. 91-93 Pts

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2013
89
From 83% Merlot and 17% Merlot, the wine reached 12.8% ABV with a pH of 3.49. Minerally, floral and black cherry aromatics move quickly to a stone-driven, black raspberry layer of fruit and stone. 88-90 Pts

From 83% Merlot and 17% Merlot, the wine reached 12.8% ABV with a pH of 3.49. Minerally, floral and black cherry aromatics move quickly to a stone-driven, black raspberry layer of fruit and stone. 88-90 Pts

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2012
91
Blending 83% Merlot with 17% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.55. A strong sense of minerality, dark berries and stone, the wine delivers blackberries, fennel and cocoa powder. Austere in style, the wine will be interesting to see it develop over the wines. 89-92 Pts

Blending 83% Merlot with 17% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.55. A strong sense of minerality, dark berries and stone, the wine delivers blackberries, fennel and cocoa powder. Austere in style, the wine will be interesting to see it develop over the wines. 89-92 Pts

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2011
92
83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc create the blend. Deep in color with stone, leaf, plum and coffee, the wine is fleshy, ripe, tannic and offers sweet black raspberry and smoky oak in the finish. 91-92 Pts

83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc create the blend. Deep in color with stone, leaf, plum and coffee, the wine is fleshy, ripe, tannic and offers sweet black raspberry and smoky oak in the finish. 91-92 Pts

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2010
91
Les Asteries 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc in the blend produce a minerality, licorice, black raspberry and chocolate, full bodied, structured, tannic, wine. 90-92 Pts

Les Asteries 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc in the blend produce a minerality, licorice, black raspberry and chocolate, full bodied, structured, tannic, wine. 90-92 Pts

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2009
91
2009 Les Asteries starts off with licorice, minerals, plums, and coffee. This powerful, mineral driven wine finishes with crushed stone and dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts

2009 Les Asteries starts off with licorice, minerals, plums, and coffee. This powerful, mineral driven wine finishes with crushed stone and dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts

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2008
91
08 Château Les Asteries. The château takes its name from the type of limestone in the terroir, the hardest limestone available, and one often used for building material because of its strength. Inky and opaque, with intense mineral essences, this full bodied, concentrated wine has a lot of backbone. The wine ends with a blast of ripe, dark plums. The owner, Jonathan Maltus, calls 08 Les Asteries a thinking man’s wine. 89-92 Pts

08 Château Les Asteries. The château takes its name from the type of limestone in the terroir, the hardest limestone available, and one often used for building material because of its strength. Inky and opaque, with intense mineral essences, this full bodied, concentrated wine has a lot of backbone. The wine ends with a blast of ripe, dark plums. The owner, Jonathan Maltus, calls 08 Les Asteries a thinking man’s wine. 89-92 Pts

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2005
91
Filled with smoke, licorice, blackberry, tobacco and earthy notes, this structured wine needs time to develop.

Filled with smoke, licorice, blackberry, tobacco and earthy notes, this structured wine needs time to develop.

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This wine, which includes some parcels that are close to 80 years old, is ripe, rich and concentrated with some minerality. Balanced and full bodied, the sex pot of a wine is already approachable. Interestingly, Les Asteries and La Carre (both made by Maltus) are only about 100 yards apart, yet they are very different wines. Les Asteries takes its name from a type of Limestone found in St. Emilion.

This wine, which includes some parcels that are close to 80 years old, is ripe, rich and concentrated with some minerality. Balanced and full bodied, the sex pot of a wine is already approachable. Interestingly, Les Asteries and La Carre (both made by Maltus) are only about 100 yards apart, yet they are very different wines. Les Asteries takes its name from a type of Limestone found in St. Emilion.

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