2005 Château Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol Wine Tasting Note

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2005 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 92

Shaping up to be a bit firmer than I anticipated, the wine is full-bodied, round, and loaded with chocolate-covered plums, cherries, licorice and truffle notes. But the tannic spine intrudes more than I want in Pomerol. Give it a few more years in the bottle, or perhaps 2 hours of air, but this is more classic than hedonistic.

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Open and serving up a generous display of lush, silky, ripe, dark red berries, licorice, chocolate and earth, the wine is all about pleasure to the senses, in the nose and on the opulent palate. Drink it now, or age it for even more complexity.

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Dark chocolate, flowers, plums and black cherry scents, round, plush texture and a sweet, black cherry, plum and cocoa finish are the hall marks of this delicious Pomerol from Michel Rolland. Give it another 3 years to shed more of its tannin and enjoy it over the next 15 years.

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Espresso, plum, truffle, chocolate and floral scents open this lush, sexy, black cherry and sweet chocolate covered black cherry liqueur wine. With supple, round textures and a long round finish, this is a decadent Pomerol treat.

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Bon Pasteur is usually a wine I like drinking before it hits about 20 years of age. At 6, I thought it was a good time to check in on the wine to see how it was doing. Dark chocolate, truffle, black cherry, coffee and black raspberries make up the perfume. Layers of sweet, ripe black cherries, opulent textures and spice are found in the soft, opulent finish.

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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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