2000 Château Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol Wine Tasting Note

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2000 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 93

This is probably at full maturity with all the soft lush textures, a blast of cocoa, truffle, chocolate, licorice and plum, with a silky, medium/full bodied finish. I do not see this improving from here, but it should remain at this peak for at least 5 or more years.

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At close to 19 years of age, this has hit the sweet spot. Silky, sensuous textures steal the show here. But the nose, with its plummy, black cherry, chocolate and truffle notes also hit the spot. Everything is wrapped up nicely by the sweet dark, red fruits, chocolate and background notes of figs in the finish. Splash decanted and served was all this beauty needed. If you have a bottle, there is no reason to hold off from popping a cork. I am sure this will continue at this level of at least 7-10 more years.

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Supple, plush, sexy and packed with rich, opulent, chocolate covered plums and cherries, truffle and licorice. At 16, this is really drinking great. This was simply popped and poured and enjoyed.

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With aromatics of jammy blackberry, plums, dark cherries, coffee and earth, this supple, round, soft textured wine feels great as it flows across your palate. The wine ends in a long, silky, black cherry, plum and espresso filled finish. At 11, this supple Bordeaux wine is just now starting to drink really well. It has another 15-20 years to go.

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Bon Pasteur Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Le Bon Pasteur, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Le Bon Pasteur needs at least 6-8 of aging in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Le Bon Pasteur offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-25 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Le Bon Pasteur with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Le Bon Pasteur is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau Le Bon Pasteur is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Le Bon Pasteur is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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