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2006 Asteries, Les Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA93
  • ST90
  • WS90

Reviews

WA93
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.
ST90
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
WS90
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

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