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Château Le Bon Pasteur

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2019 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 95

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

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2018 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 94

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 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2016 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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!

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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.

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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% alcohol with a pH of 3.6.

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2015 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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% alcohol with a pH of 3.85. The Grand Vin was produced from 75% of the harvest. 92 - 94 Pts

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2014 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2013 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2012 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2010 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2009 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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..

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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.

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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.

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2008 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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

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2006 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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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2004 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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2001 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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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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1998 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 90

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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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1995 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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1990 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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1989 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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1985 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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1983 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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1982 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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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.

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1959 Château Le Bon Pasteur  (Pomerol) 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.

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