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Les Asteries

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2018 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

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 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2015 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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% alcohol with no sensation of heat.

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2014 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

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

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2013 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

From 83% Merlot and 17% Merlot, the wine reached 12.8% alcohol 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 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Blending 83% Merlot with 17% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol 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 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2010 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2009 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2008 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2005 Les Asteries  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

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.

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