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Château Le Bon Pasteur

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2023
93
Spicy, fresh, and silky, the wine is loaded with incense, flowers, cherries, plums, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, elegant, vibrant, lifted, and fresh, the fruits offer energy, and refinement. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2045. 92-94 Pts.

Spicy, fresh, and silky, the wine is loaded with incense, flowers, cherries, plums, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, elegant, vibrant, lifted, and fresh, the fruits offer energy, and refinement. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2045. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
95
Dark, in color, the wine exudes aromas of flowers, black raspberries, black cherries, chocolate, licorice and espresso. The wine is concentrated, lush, deep, creamy and fresh. The dark pit fruits are perfectly ripe. The tannins are silky. The finish is long, sapid and wide. The fruit really hangs in and you get to experience more of those opulent, chocolate-coated plums on the backend. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

Dark, in color, the wine exudes aromas of flowers, black raspberries, black cherries, chocolate, licorice and espresso. The wine is concentrated, lush, deep, creamy and fresh. The dark pit fruits are perfectly ripe. The tannins are silky. The finish is long, sapid and wide. The fruit really hangs in and you get to experience more of those opulent, chocolate-coated plums on the backend. The wine blends 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

1,942 Views   Tasted
2021
93
Flowers, black cherries, espresso, licorice, mint, and red plums create the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is even better with its freshness, purity, and elegance that is perfect for the wines cherry, plum, chocolate, mint and raspberry profile. Scoring at the top of my range, this is quite successful for the vintage. Drink from 2024-2040.

Flowers, black cherries, espresso, licorice, mint, and red plums create the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is even better with its freshness, purity, and elegance that is perfect for the wines cherry, plum, chocolate, mint and raspberry profile. Scoring at the top of my range, this is quite successful for the vintage. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Black cherries, incense, espresso, flowers and red fruits show with ease in the nose and in the round, soft, medium-bodied, elegant, plummy palate. The wine will take a year or two for the oak to fully integrate. Drink from 2024-2040. 91-93

Black cherries, incense, espresso, flowers and red fruits show with ease in the nose and in the round, soft, medium-bodied, elegant, plummy palate. The wine will take a year or two for the oak to fully integrate. Drink from 2024-2040. 91-93

1,590 Views   Tasted
2020
95
Opulent, silky, creamy and fresh, the multiple-layers of blackberries, back plums and black cherries are surrounded by dark chocolate, licorice and spice. The wine is long, sensuous, richly textured and polished. The silky tannins and length are perfect for all of its supple fruits. Drink from 2024-2050.

Opulent, silky, creamy and fresh, the multiple-layers of blackberries, back plums and black cherries are surrounded by dark chocolate, licorice and spice. The wine is long, sensuous, richly textured and polished. The silky tannins and length are perfect for all of its supple fruits. Drink from 2024-2050.

1,607 Views   Tasted
Deep and dark in color, the wine delivers a fabulous floral perfume buttressed with notes of cherry, blackberry, kirsch, cocoa and licorice. On the palate you find opulently-textured layers of perfectly ripe, spicy, earthy, dark red pit fruits. The tannins are soft, silky and polished. This is going to age and evolve for at least 25 years. 93-95 Pts

Deep and dark in color, the wine delivers a fabulous floral perfume buttressed with notes of cherry, blackberry, kirsch, cocoa and licorice. On the palate you find opulently-textured layers of perfectly ripe, spicy, earthy, dark red pit fruits. The tannins are soft, silky and polished. This is going to age and evolve for at least 25 years. 93-95 Pts

2,210 Views   Tasted
2019
95
Everything that makes Bon Pasteur a great wine is here in spades. The opening floral notes are the perfect setup for the black cherries, cocoa, wet earth and licorice in the perfume. Silky, fresh, vibrant, refined and sensuous, the supple-textured, creamy, soft, polished finish, with endnote of chocolate-coated plums, spice and espresso hit all the right notes. You can drink this young for all of its opulence, or age it for additional complexities. This is one of the finest vintages of Bon Pasteur ever produced. Drink from 2024-2044.

Everything that makes Bon Pasteur a great wine is here in spades. The opening floral notes are the perfect setup for the black cherries, cocoa, wet earth and licorice in the perfume. Silky, fresh, vibrant, refined and sensuous, the supple-textured, creamy, soft, polished finish, with endnote of chocolate-coated plums, spice and espresso hit all the right notes. You can drink this young for all of its opulence, or age it for additional complexities. This is one of the finest vintages of Bon Pasteur ever produced. Drink from 2024-2044.

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Black cherry, chocolate, flowers, wet earth and licorice are all over the place. This wine is about the sexy, supple, seductive textures and the long, opulent, sensuous finish that does not quit. And that\'s just fine with me, as I wanted more of that concentrated, plush, non-stop parade of decadent plummy fruits and chocolate that hit all the right spots again and again. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

Black cherry, chocolate, flowers, wet earth and licorice are all over the place. This wine is about the sexy, supple, seductive textures and the long, opulent, sensuous finish that does not quit. And that\'s just fine with me, as I wanted more of that concentrated, plush, non-stop parade of decadent plummy fruits and chocolate that hit all the right spots again and again. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

3,269 Views   Tasted
2018
95
Another in a long line of success for Bon Pasteur. Opulent, silky, velvety black plums, cherries, chocolate, licorice, espresso, truffle and flowers tastes and feels just great on your palate. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated, fresh, long and polished. Give it 5-7 years to develop even more sensuality. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc.

Another in a long line of success for Bon Pasteur. Opulent, silky, velvety black plums, cherries, chocolate, licorice, espresso, truffle and flowers tastes and feels just great on your palate. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated, fresh, long and polished. Give it 5-7 years to develop even more sensuality. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc.

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Ripe black cherries, plums, flowers, licorice and chocolate permeate the aromatic character. Sensuous, silky, polished and concentrated with layers of fruit, licorice and cocoa, give this wine 5-7 years to develop even more of its intimate and sexy personality. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% old vine Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

Ripe black cherries, plums, flowers, licorice and chocolate permeate the aromatic character. Sensuous, silky, polished and concentrated with layers of fruit, licorice and cocoa, give this wine 5-7 years to develop even more of its intimate and sexy personality. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% old vine Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

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2017
93
With a nice overlay of flowers, smoke, licorice and dark cocoa, the sweet, ripe plums with black cherries, silky, soft tannins and hint of brightness in the finish is front and center here. Lay this down for 5 years and it will be quite charming to drink.

With a nice overlay of flowers, smoke, licorice and dark cocoa, the sweet, ripe plums with black cherries, silky, soft tannins and hint of brightness in the finish is front and center here. Lay this down for 5 years and it will be quite charming to drink.

2,755 Views   Tasted
Black cherry, flowers and licorice dominate the wine on the nose and on the palate. Deep in color, the tannins are soft and ripe. There is a distinctive freshness to the wine, which finishes with cocoa, licorice and dark red fruits. Made from a blend of

Black cherry, flowers and licorice dominate the wine on the nose and on the palate. Deep in color, the tannins are soft and ripe. There is a distinctive freshness to the wine, which finishes with cocoa, licorice and dark red fruits. Made from a blend of

2,263 Views   Tasted
2016
94
Rich, lush and sensuous, the wine is velvety textured on the palate with freshness, layers of ripe, sexy plums and a silky vibrant finish. This is one of the best vintages of Bon Pasteur ever, so give it 5-7 years to come through and it will be a sublime Pomerol!

Rich, lush and sensuous, the wine is velvety textured on the palate with freshness, layers of ripe, sexy plums and a silky vibrant finish. This is one of the best vintages of Bon Pasteur ever, so give it 5-7 years to come through and it will be a sublime Pomerol!

2,773 Views   Tasted
Soft and sexy, with layers of sweet, perfectly ripe, silky, deep red fruits, the wine is rich, full and polished. The finish with its center of seductive, deep fruits, licorice and chocolate hits the spot!

Soft and sexy, with layers of sweet, perfectly ripe, silky, deep red fruits, the wine is rich, full and polished. The finish with its center of seductive, deep fruits, licorice and chocolate hits the spot!

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Sexy, silky, rich, opulent fruits gush from the glass. There is purity, length, complexity and sensuality found here. The wine will age and evolve for decades.

Sexy, silky, rich, opulent fruits gush from the glass. There is purity, length, complexity and sensuality found here. The wine will age and evolve for decades.

2,608 Views   Tasted
Truffle, chocolate-covered plum, anise, dark cherries and espresso bean open the show. In the mouth, the wine displays a lustrous texture. The fruit is ripe with density and lift, leaving you with black plum liqueur, earth, cherry, mocha and spice. The wine is made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.3% ABV with a pH of 3.6.

Truffle, chocolate-covered plum, anise, dark cherries and espresso bean open the show. In the mouth, the wine displays a lustrous texture. The fruit is ripe with density and lift, leaving you with black plum liqueur, earth, cherry, mocha and spice. The wine is made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.3% ABV with a pH of 3.6.

2,390 Views   Tasted
2015
95
Pure silk and velvet textures, the fruit is perfectly ripe. On the entry, your palate is coated with black plums, dark cherry, licorice, chocolate and truffle. Elegant, full bodied, rich and concentrated, the wine is polished cashmere on the finish. This is the finest wine ever produced at Bon Pasteur.

Pure silk and velvet textures, the fruit is perfectly ripe. On the entry, your palate is coated with black plums, dark cherry, licorice, chocolate and truffle. Elegant, full bodied, rich and concentrated, the wine is polished cashmere on the finish. This is the finest wine ever produced at Bon Pasteur.

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Just a stunner from Bon Pasteur, this is easily the best wine they have ever produced. It's sexy, silky, lush and loaded with perfectly ripe, sweet, black plum, dark cherry, licorice, chocolate and truffle. The tannins is elegant. The rich finish brings you layers of ripe, juicy plums and dark chocolate. This is a hedonistic treat.

Just a stunner from Bon Pasteur, this is easily the best wine they have ever produced. It's sexy, silky, lush and loaded with perfectly ripe, sweet, black plum, dark cherry, licorice, chocolate and truffle. The tannins is elegant. The rich finish brings you layers of ripe, juicy plums and dark chocolate. This is a hedonistic treat.

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A fabulous vintage for Bon Pasteur, the wine is loaded with earthy floral charm, truffle and ripe, sweet, sexy, juicy plums coated with chocolate.

A fabulous vintage for Bon Pasteur, the wine is loaded with earthy floral charm, truffle and ripe, sweet, sexy, juicy plums coated with chocolate.

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Lush, sexy, fat, rich, ripe berries with licorice, chocolate and a blast of kirsch -- that's just the foreplay. This curvaceous, prom date of a Pomerol is full-bodied with concentration and depth of flavor. This wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14% ABV with a pH of 3.85. The Grand Vin was produced from 75% of the harvest. 92 - 94 Pts

Lush, sexy, fat, rich, ripe berries with licorice, chocolate and a blast of kirsch -- that's just the foreplay. This curvaceous, prom date of a Pomerol is full-bodied with concentration and depth of flavor. This wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14% ABV with a pH of 3.85. The Grand Vin was produced from 75% of the harvest. 92 - 94 Pts

2,057 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Sweet, fresh, vibrant, floral, and serving up a blast of juicy, black cherries, flowers and herbs, with licorice, espresso and cocoa to complicate things. Medium/full bodied, with a sweet, fruit filled, round textured finish to boot. 15% of the grapes were whole cluster fermented.

Sweet, fresh, vibrant, floral, and serving up a blast of juicy, black cherries, flowers and herbs, with licorice, espresso and cocoa to complicate things. Medium/full bodied, with a sweet, fruit filled, round textured finish to boot. 15% of the grapes were whole cluster fermented.

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Licorice, earth and smoky black raspberries in the nose lead to a medium-bodied, soft and round textured wine. With the focus on cherry, cocoa and plum, this wine will offer pleasure early. 90-92 Pts

Licorice, earth and smoky black raspberries in the nose lead to a medium-bodied, soft and round textured wine. With the focus on cherry, cocoa and plum, this wine will offer pleasure early. 90-92 Pts

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2013
89
Medium bodied, with a focus on the freshness in the plum and cherry fruit tones, there is an earthy note and a kiss of oak that adds to the overall complexity of this forward styled wine.

Medium bodied, with a focus on the freshness in the plum and cherry fruit tones, there is an earthy note and a kiss of oak that adds to the overall complexity of this forward styled wine.

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With licorice and smoky black cherry notes, this medium-bodied wine has a hint of stem and cherries in the finish. 88-90 Pts

With licorice and smoky black cherry notes, this medium-bodied wine has a hint of stem and cherries in the finish. 88-90 Pts

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2012
90
Forward, soft, sweet and seductive, this easy drink wine delivers ample fresh, black cherries, dark chocolate and earthy notes. Perhaps it’s slightly more interesting at this point on the nose than the palate. This could prove to be a better wine if it develops well with aging.

Forward, soft, sweet and seductive, this easy drink wine delivers ample fresh, black cherries, dark chocolate and earthy notes. Perhaps it’s slightly more interesting at this point on the nose than the palate. This could prove to be a better wine if it develops well with aging.

4,560 Views   Tasted
Black cherries, truffle, oak and floral notes open to a soft Pomerol with sweet cherries and bitter chocolate in the finish. Close to 30% of the harvest was whole cluster fermented in barrel. 90-92 Pts

Black cherries, truffle, oak and floral notes open to a soft Pomerol with sweet cherries and bitter chocolate in the finish. Close to 30% of the harvest was whole cluster fermented in barrel. 90-92 Pts

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2011
90
The tight nose required work before showing its dark chocolate, plum, vanilla bean and black raspberry nose. Medium bodied, soft and forward, this is a nice Pomerol for drinking in its youth.

The tight nose required work before showing its dark chocolate, plum, vanilla bean and black raspberry nose. Medium bodied, soft and forward, this is a nice Pomerol for drinking in its youth.

3,658 Views   Tasted
Chocolate, floral and boysenberry notes are easily found in the perfume. Silk and velvet tannins with rich, round textures and a sweet, ripe cocoa and fresh plum personality are found in this wine. 90-92 Pts

Chocolate, floral and boysenberry notes are easily found in the perfume. Silk and velvet tannins with rich, round textures and a sweet, ripe cocoa and fresh plum personality are found in this wine. 90-92 Pts

1,971 Views   Tasted
2010
93
Rich, fat, lush, round chocolate covered black cherries, espresso bean, licorice and spice open to an opulently textured, wine of pleasure with depth, complexity and silky tannins. Clearly, this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc is one of the best vintages of Bon Pasteur the estate has yet produced.

Rich, fat, lush, round chocolate covered black cherries, espresso bean, licorice and spice open to an opulently textured, wine of pleasure with depth, complexity and silky tannins. Clearly, this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc is one of the best vintages of Bon Pasteur the estate has yet produced.

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2010 Bon Pasteur - This is the home estate of Michel Rolland. The wine opens with black cherry, coffee, black raspberry and 5 spice aromas which lead to a round, soft, sweet, licorice, espresso and dark cherry filled Pomerol. 91-93 Pts

2010 Bon Pasteur - This is the home estate of Michel Rolland. The wine opens with black cherry, coffee, black raspberry and 5 spice aromas which lead to a round, soft, sweet, licorice, espresso and dark cherry filled Pomerol. 91-93 Pts

3,163 Views   Tasted
2009
94
Loaded with silky, velvet textured, black cherry, plum, truffle and chocolate, at 10 years of age, this is really strutting its stuff. Supple, corpulent and juicy, the sweetness in the fruit and the chocolate covered red berries really shine today..

Loaded with silky, velvet textured, black cherry, plum, truffle and chocolate, at 10 years of age, this is really strutting its stuff. Supple, corpulent and juicy, the sweetness in the fruit and the chocolate covered red berries really shine today..

2,918 Views   Tasted
At 10 years of age, this is hitting all the right notes. The dark cherry and plums, with their ripe, sweet, earthy, licorice and chocolate persona feel like pure silk. There is some flamboyance to the wine's character, as well as purity in the fruit that makes this almost mature wine, a taste to treat today. Drink it over the next 15-18 years and enjoy the ride.

At 10 years of age, this is hitting all the right notes. The dark cherry and plums, with their ripe, sweet, earthy, licorice and chocolate persona feel like pure silk. There is some flamboyance to the wine's character, as well as purity in the fruit that makes this almost mature wine, a taste to treat today. Drink it over the next 15-18 years and enjoy the ride.

3,434 Views   Tasted
Plum, chocolate, fig and fresh brewed espresso scents pair perfectly with the lush, round tannins and ripe, sweet, fat, black cherry and mocha filled finish.

Plum, chocolate, fig and fresh brewed espresso scents pair perfectly with the lush, round tannins and ripe, sweet, fat, black cherry and mocha filled finish.

4,410 Views   Tasted
2008
92
Soft, silky, polished, sweet, earthy plums, black cherry, dark cocoa and bitter chocolate are all over the place. The wine is really starting to drink well.

Soft, silky, polished, sweet, earthy plums, black cherry, dark cocoa and bitter chocolate are all over the place. The wine is really starting to drink well.

2,052 Views   Tasted
Ruby colored with cherry, truffle, earthy and floral aromas, this medium to full bodied wine delivers soft textures and a kirsch filled finish.

Ruby colored with cherry, truffle, earthy and floral aromas, this medium to full bodied wine delivers soft textures and a kirsch filled finish.

3,258 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Medium bodied, soft textured, fresh, and silky, with loads of black licorice, dark cherries and truffle notes from start to finish. While not quite at peak yet, this is already drinking nicely.

Medium bodied, soft textured, fresh, and silky, with loads of black licorice, dark cherries and truffle notes from start to finish. While not quite at peak yet, this is already drinking nicely.

3,305 Views   Tasted
Sweet, ripe and soft, but lacking the complexity of the best vintages of Bon Pasteur, this black cherry, cocoa, licorice and coffee dominated wine is an early drinker.

Sweet, ripe and soft, but lacking the complexity of the best vintages of Bon Pasteur, this black cherry, cocoa, licorice and coffee dominated wine is an early drinker.

3,517 Views   Tasted
2005
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.

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.

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.

5,198 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

5,766 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

5,941 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

5,528 Views   Tasted
2004
91
Ready to go, with its round, soft, medium bodied, plummy, cocoa, earthy, licorice and black cherry personality, the smooth finish is packed with juicy plums and dark chocolate.

Ready to go, with its round, soft, medium bodied, plummy, cocoa, earthy, licorice and black cherry personality, the smooth finish is packed with juicy plums and dark chocolate.

3,738 Views   Tasted
2001
93
With a deep ruby hue, the wine offers a flamboyant perfume of chocolate covered black cherries, fresh herbs, plums and coffee. Sexy and suave in texture, this rich, plummy wine is drinking perfectly today. There is no reason to wait to pop a bottle.

With a deep ruby hue, the wine offers a flamboyant perfume of chocolate covered black cherries, fresh herbs, plums and coffee. Sexy and suave in texture, this rich, plummy wine is drinking perfectly today. There is no reason to wait to pop a bottle.

3,955 Views   Tasted
2000
92
Better on the nose with its truffle, black cherry and chocolate bouquet than on the vibrant, plum, black cherry, earth, spice and coffee bean palate. Soft in texture, but the burgeoning brightness, firmness and spearmint notes detracts a bit from the hoped for opulence in the finish. The wine is dropping fruit. So if you own any, it’s time to drink up as it’s only going to continue fading from here. Drink from 2023-2028.

Better on the nose with its truffle, black cherry and chocolate bouquet than on the vibrant, plum, black cherry, earth, spice and coffee bean palate. Soft in texture, but the burgeoning brightness, firmness and spearmint notes detracts a bit from the hoped for opulence in the finish. The wine is dropping fruit. So if you own any, it’s time to drink up as it’s only going to continue fading from here. Drink from 2023-2028.

2,594 Views   Tasted
Fully mature, or just a hair past full maturity, the wine is packed with dark chocolate, roses, truffle, espresso, smoke, and black cherries on the nose and on the medium/full-bodied, lush, round, dark, red berry and cocoa packed palate. Not decanted, simply popped and poured, this is an outstanding. developed Pomerol for current consumption now, and over the next few years. 2022-2025.

Fully mature, or just a hair past full maturity, the wine is packed with dark chocolate, roses, truffle, espresso, smoke, and black cherries on the nose and on the medium/full-bodied, lush, round, dark, red berry and cocoa packed palate. Not decanted, simply popped and poured, this is an outstanding. developed Pomerol for current consumption now, and over the next few years. 2022-2025.

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Fully mature, this beauty needs no air to get it going. Pop, pour and dig easily into all the rich, lush, ripe, black cherries, licorice, cocoa and wet, earth on the nose, followed by the soft, silky-textured, chocolate-covered plum-packed finish.

Fully mature, this beauty needs no air to get it going. Pop, pour and dig easily into all the rich, lush, ripe, black cherries, licorice, cocoa and wet, earth on the nose, followed by the soft, silky-textured, chocolate-covered plum-packed finish.

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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.

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.

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.

2,743 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

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.

6,492 Views   Tasted
1998
91
Robust, concentrated, ready to go, with an earthy, licorice, plum and cocoa filled nose and palate. Generous, but lacking the silk and refinement found in better vintages, this is good, but in 1998, I wish it was a bit better.

Robust, concentrated, ready to go, with an earthy, licorice, plum and cocoa filled nose and palate. Generous, but lacking the silk and refinement found in better vintages, this is good, but in 1998, I wish it was a bit better.

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Fully mature, this medium bodied Pomerol offers chocolate mint, cherries, earth and floral scents. Soft, smooth and elegant, this is at its peak.

Fully mature, this medium bodied Pomerol offers chocolate mint, cherries, earth and floral scents. Soft, smooth and elegant, this is at its peak.

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Close to fully mature, truffle and chocolate covered cherries were the first thing that caught your attention. Round, lush and polished in texture, the wine ends with a spice filled, earthy, black cherry finish. This is probably drinking in the sweet spot. There is no reason to age this wine any longer.

Close to fully mature, truffle and chocolate covered cherries were the first thing that caught your attention. Round, lush and polished in texture, the wine ends with a spice filled, earthy, black cherry finish. This is probably drinking in the sweet spot. There is no reason to age this wine any longer.

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Light ruby in color, with a nose of truffle, chocolate mint, black cherry jam and coffee, this soft textured Pomerol finishes with juicy black plum, espresso cassis. With time in the glass, a chocolate covered black cherry note emerged. This is close to fully mature and should be drunk up within 5-8 years.

Light ruby in color, with a nose of truffle, chocolate mint, black cherry jam and coffee, this soft textured Pomerol finishes with juicy black plum, espresso cassis. With time in the glass, a chocolate covered black cherry note emerged. This is close to fully mature and should be drunk up within 5-8 years.

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With a black cherry, spice and chocolate nose, this medium to full bodied Pomerol offers lush, soft, elegant textures. At 12 years of age, this seems to have matured at a rapid pace. The elegant, round, spice, chocolate and plum finish is a pleasure. But this is probably best enjoyed iver the next 5 years. This is not a Pomerol to age for multiple decades..

With a black cherry, spice and chocolate nose, this medium to full bodied Pomerol offers lush, soft, elegant textures. At 12 years of age, this seems to have matured at a rapid pace. The elegant, round, spice, chocolate and plum finish is a pleasure. But this is probably best enjoyed iver the next 5 years. This is not a Pomerol to age for multiple decades..

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With its chocolate covered, ripe black and red fruit based aromatics is topped with coffee accents. The wine is plush, but not as deep as the top Pomerol’s from better terroir. Great texture completes the finish on this very nice and already accessible wine. To preserve the wines freshness and character, drink it over the next decade.

With its chocolate covered, ripe black and red fruit based aromatics is topped with coffee accents. The wine is plush, but not as deep as the top Pomerol’s from better terroir. Great texture completes the finish on this very nice and already accessible wine. To preserve the wines freshness and character, drink it over the next decade.

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1995
90
Better on the nose, with its truffle, earth and cherry character, than on the palate with its medium bodied, fresh, red cherry cherry character, along with slight dust in the present tannins. This is a firm style of Pomerol, that is correct for the vintage.

Better on the nose, with its truffle, earth and cherry character, than on the palate with its medium bodied, fresh, red cherry cherry character, along with slight dust in the present tannins. This is a firm style of Pomerol, that is correct for the vintage.

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1990
91
Juicy plums, cocoa, earth, tobacco and spice aromas open the wine. This supple, round, sweet, black cherry, fennel and chocolate flavored wine at 21 years of age is fully mature. Consumers should drink this sooner than later because it's not going to get better and based on previous bottles that were a little richer, this Pomerol will probably slowly begin losing fruit.

Juicy plums, cocoa, earth, tobacco and spice aromas open the wine. This supple, round, sweet, black cherry, fennel and chocolate flavored wine at 21 years of age is fully mature. Consumers should drink this sooner than later because it's not going to get better and based on previous bottles that were a little richer, this Pomerol will probably slowly begin losing fruit.

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1989
90
Still holding on, but clearly on the downward slope, the color and fruit have lightened. The earthy truffle, mocha and plum nose is still going strong. The softly textured wine leaves you with earthy, red and black plums with a bit of dark chocolate. Still, this is not a wine for decanting or for holding on for further development. If you have a bottle, drink up.

Still holding on, but clearly on the downward slope, the color and fruit have lightened. The earthy truffle, mocha and plum nose is still going strong. The softly textured wine leaves you with earthy, red and black plums with a bit of dark chocolate. Still, this is not a wine for decanting or for holding on for further development. If you have a bottle, drink up.

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1985
90
Just a bit past its prime, the wine is soft, elegant, medium bodied and serves up with ease, its truffle dusted, earthy, red plum and dark cherry core of fruit. There is no reason to not be popping a cork on this wine if you have any bottles left in your cellar.

Just a bit past its prime, the wine is soft, elegant, medium bodied and serves up with ease, its truffle dusted, earthy, red plum and dark cherry core of fruit. There is no reason to not be popping a cork on this wine if you have any bottles left in your cellar.

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1983
87
Light in color and fruit, the wine is soft, shows some sweetness in the earthy, red fruits, but everything fades rather quickly on your palate. This wine requires consumption much sooner than later.

Light in color and fruit, the wine is soft, shows some sweetness in the earthy, red fruits, but everything fades rather quickly on your palate. This wine requires consumption much sooner than later.

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1982
93
Fully mature, with a silky, opulent leaning to all of the ripe, black cherries, flowers, and truffle on the nose and palate. Not decanted. A pop and pour was all this needed. If you have a bottle, it is time to pull the cork and enjoy it before it fades into the good night. Drink from 2022-2028,

Fully mature, with a silky, opulent leaning to all of the ripe, black cherries, flowers, and truffle on the nose and palate. Not decanted. A pop and pour was all this needed. If you have a bottle, it is time to pull the cork and enjoy it before it fades into the good night. Drink from 2022-2028,

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Showing much better than anticipated, this was a beautiful example of a fully mature Pomerol. Silky, lush and velvety, with richly textured plums, truffle, dark coffee and cocoa, and black cherries in the finish to round things out. No decanting is needed here. Just pop, pour and enjoy. This is at peak maturity, so if you have a bottle in your cellar, it is time to pop that a cork.

Showing much better than anticipated, this was a beautiful example of a fully mature Pomerol. Silky, lush and velvety, with richly textured plums, truffle, dark coffee and cocoa, and black cherries in the finish to round things out. No decanting is needed here. Just pop, pour and enjoy. This is at peak maturity, so if you have a bottle in your cellar, it is time to pop that a cork.

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Luscious, rich, plush textures and a blast of ripe black cherry liqueur in the finish are even better than the earthy, spicy, thyme and cherry infused nose that starts things off.

Luscious, rich, plush textures and a blast of ripe black cherry liqueur in the finish are even better than the earthy, spicy, thyme and cherry infused nose that starts things off.

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The last time I tasted this wine, it seemed tired and was losing fruit. But this bottle was a treat, with its black cherry, truffle earth and dark chocolate personality. There is no reason to age this plush, soft, sexy, silky, plummy Pomerol any longer, as I doubt it will get better.

The last time I tasted this wine, it seemed tired and was losing fruit. But this bottle was a treat, with its black cherry, truffle earth and dark chocolate personality. There is no reason to age this plush, soft, sexy, silky, plummy Pomerol any longer, as I doubt it will get better.

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1959
85
Red plums, truffle, spice, earth, raspberry, tobacco leaf and cocoa aromas led to a medium bodied, more than fully mature, medium bodied Pomerol that requires consumption.

Red plums, truffle, spice, earth, raspberry, tobacco leaf and cocoa aromas led to a medium bodied, more than fully mature, medium bodied Pomerol that requires consumption.

2,564 Views   Tasted