2010 Asteries, Les Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 94
  • NM 94
  • JS 91

Reviews for 2010 Asteries, Les Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Another tiny production offering from proprietor Jonathan Maltus this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is produced from a single vineyard situated near La Carre. The 2010 reveals notes of powdered rock as... 2010: Another tiny production offering from proprietor Jonathan Maltus this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is produced from a single vineyard situated near La Carre. The 2010 reveals notes of powdered rock as well as red and black fruits moderately high tannin good acidity and a fresh lively medium to full-bodied personality. Although slightly austere it has not fleshed out from its late malolactic but it looks very impressive. Give it 2-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15+ years.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Very lively with lots of enticing blueberry violet and plum aromas and flavors. There's nice focused grip on the back end with ample length. Very solid. -J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
From Jonathan "Le Dôme" Maltus Les Asteries is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc with fine mineralité on the nose and great purity. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins quite tense good acidity with... From Jonathan "Le Dôme" Maltus Les Asteries is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc with fine mineralité on the nose and great purity. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins quite tense good acidity with a touch of blackberry leaf on the finish. This is expressing its terroir better than recent vintages very refined and natural. Drink 2013-
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Mineral and blackberry with a fresh herb note. Full and velvety.
JJB 96
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Potential blend of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. The nose opens with sweet black fruit and spicy anise framed by roasted coffee herbs and wet rock. Ripe and tannic the palate is balanced with concentrated acidity and... Potential blend of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. The nose opens with sweet black fruit and spicy anise framed by roasted coffee herbs and wet rock. Ripe and tannic the palate is balanced with concentrated acidity and great depth. The finish goes on and on. This fantastic effort from garagiste Jonathan Maltus needs some time. Drink from 2018-2030+.