2009 Asteries, Les Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • JS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WE 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2009 Asteries, Les Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
From vines sitting on hard limestone this wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that offers prodigious levels of extract richness complexity and overall harmony. A fabulous wine with black fruits galore... From vines sitting on hard limestone this wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that offers prodigious levels of extract richness complexity and overall harmony. A fabulous wine with black fruits galore intermixed with a liqueur of crushed rocks and spring flowers the wine has plenty of tannin and is best cellared over at least 4-5 years and consumed over the following two decades. This property owned by Jonathan Maltus is located 100 meters from his Le Carre and of course the nearby Clos Fourtet which produced a perfect wine in 2009.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
The pure fruit in the nose is so attractive with crushed blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long juicy finish. Give it time. But so yummy now.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(from 80-year-old vines planted on thin clay soil over hard limestone): Full bright ruby. Medicinal black fruits and chocolate on the nose. Dense plush and deep with very ripe dark berry and chocolate flavors enlivened... (from 80-year-old vines planted on thin clay soil over hard limestone): Full bright ruby. Medicinal black fruits and chocolate on the nose. Dense plush and deep with very ripe dark berry and chocolate flavors enlivened by chewy minerality. Can't quite match Le Carre for lift but this is every bit as concentrated and comes across as sweeter. Finishes with strong building tannins and terrific length.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
An impressive wine. It is very structured dominated at this stage by young tannins. It will always be a firm wine while the excellent dark plum fruit will give it weight and richness. Age this powerful wine for at least... An impressive wine. It is very structured dominated at this stage by young tannins. It will always be a firm wine while the excellent dark plum fruit will give it weight and richness. Age this powerful wine for at least six years. R.V.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Ripe and showy with enticing layers of plum fig and boysenberry that cascade over eachother framed by judiciously toasted spice and a long licorice-filled finish. Well-toasted but rounded and integrated. Very solid. Best... Ripe and showy with enticing layers of plum fig and boysenberry that cascade over eachother framed by judiciously toasted spice and a long licorice-filled finish. Well-toasted but rounded and integrated. Very solid. Best from 2013 through 2024. 400 cases made.