2006 Asteries, Les Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2006 Asteries, Les Bordeaux Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2009
It was not included in my February report on the bottled 2006s but the 2006 Les Asteries which I rated 93+ is a backward mineral-laced effort displaying considerable austerity. However it is packed and stacked in the... It was not included in my February report on the bottled 2006s but the 2006 Les Asteries which I rated 93+ is a backward mineral-laced effort displaying considerable austerity. However it is packed and stacked in the mouth. This is a 2006 that has completely closed down but it is oozing with potential. I do not think it will ever achieve the greatness of the 2008 but it is a noteworthy success for the vintage. Cellar it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 15.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Offers raspberry sweet licorice and fresh tarragon on the nose. Full-bodied with refined tannins and a lovely mouthfeel and texture. Goes long and far on the palate. Very well-made for the vintage. A beauty. Best after... Offers raspberry sweet licorice and fresh tarragon on the nose. Full-bodied with refined tannins and a lovely mouthfeel and texture. Goes long and far on the palate. Very well-made for the vintage. A beauty. Best after 2012. -JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
Bright ruby-red. High-pitched minerally aromas of blackberry blueberry dark cherry and bitter chocolate. Chewy and broad but precise with the ripe blackberry and blueberry flavors given precision by strong underlying... Bright ruby-red. High-pitched minerally aromas of blackberry blueberry dark cherry and bitter chocolate. Chewy and broad but precise with the ripe blackberry and blueberry flavors given precision by strong underlying minerality. A classically dry and penetrating calcaire wine with lovely dimension and back-end lift. This is made from a parcel of 80-year-old vines on thin clay over limestone which Jonathan Maltus purchased from Chateau Fonroque prior to the 2004 harvest