Robert Parker 94
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2013 Asterisk comes bursting forth with creme de cassis, wild blueberries and black cherries scents with touches of dark chocolate mints, lilacs, black tea and espresso plus wafts of cardamom and cumin. Full-bodied, rich, boldly fruited and oh-so-decadent, it fills the mouth with generous black fruit layers, finishing with a minty lift.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033
Jeb Dunnuck 95+
Following the 2014, the 2013 Asterisk is more backward and masculine, with lots of chocolaty dark fruits, ground herbs, licorice, and scorched earth. It packs ample fruit as well as structure on the palate, and it’s beautifully balanced. Most 2013s are still in need of additional bottle age, and that’s certainly the case here. Give bottles another 2-3 years and enjoy over the following two decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042