The wines of Le Bon Pasteur are ripe, rich and powerful. They are filled with sweet fruit, soft tannins and usually, low in acid. This Pomerol, Bordeaux wine is at its best between 10 and 20 years after the vintage. Read more...
A brilliant effort from well-known oenologists Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2009 Bon Pasteur is dominated by Merlot, with a touch of Cabernet Franc included in the blend. It reveals textbook notes of mocha, tobacco leaf, blackberries, black cherries, roasted coffee and wood smoke. Full-bodied and luscious with a succulent, beautifully textured, multidimensional mouthfeel, low acidity and sweet but noticeable tannin, it is reminiscent of the 1982 Bon Pasteur, which continued to put on weight for a decade or more. If the 2009 does the same, it will come close to equaling that legendary vintage. Drink it over the next 20+ years. Robert Parker #199Feb 2012
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