2005, Asteries

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 94+

Drinking Dates: 2025-2055

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 29-Jun-2015

From proprietor Jonathan Malthus, this single-vineyard wine emerges from 80-year-old vines on limestone that survived the devastating frost of 1956. Black cherry and blackcurrant fruit with some licorice and truffle are all present in this dense purple wine. Youthful and loaded with minerality and tannin, this is another infant at age 10. Forget it for another decade and drink it over the following 25-30 years. The final blend was 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.