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Château Les Astéries Saint-Émilion
“A limited cuvee fashioned from the hardest type of limestone (called Asteries), this blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the brilliance of this 2008 is no doubt due to the tiny yields and extremely old vines (some of which pre-date the killer frost of 1956). The wine exhibits an inky/purple color, incredible density, and notes of graphite, barbecue smoke, blackberries, and creme de cassis. The oak component is well-concealed, and the huge tannins are remarkably sweet and well-integrated. This stunning St.-Emilion should evolve for a least a decade.” 94/96 points, Robert Parker
“Elegant, fragrant with a touh of class. Long and linear but with a solid depth of fruit. Powerful tannins finely honed. Fresh, minerally note on the finish.” 17.5 points, Decanter Magazine
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