Chateau Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol 2010

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The Le Bon Pasteur is a 16.4 acre estate planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc with vines averaging 30 years. Aged for 15-20 months in 100% new oak, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Le Bon Pasteur is owned by one of Bordeaux's most famous winemakers, Michel Rolland. Believing in harvesting his vines as late as possible and macerating his fruit for longer periods than more traditional winemakers, Rolland has produced a bevy of profound, rich, deeply colored wines which have been lauded by many, although at times, also been the subject of much controversy in Bordeaux. He consults not only for other Pomerol producers, he has also been hired by the likes of Ornellaia in Tuscany, Harlan Estate in California and Casa Lapostolle in Chile.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Chateau Le Bon Pasteur
  • wa92-95

Wine AdvocateMichel and Dany Rolland's flagship estate, Bon Pasteur, turned out an atypically powerful wine in 2010. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color, great fruit on the attack, mid-palate and finish, super freshness for its size, full-bodied power and lots of mulberry, caramel, mocha, earth and graphite characteristics. Give this beauty 5-7 years of cellaring (unusual for a Bon Pasteur) and drink it over the following 25 years.

Robert Parker, May 2011
  • we91-93

Wine EnthusiastFirm while also rounded, very rich Merlot spice and blackberry character. There are hugely dense, extracted tannins, with a final dark fruit character. Barrel sample.

Roger Voss, June 25, 2011
  • ws89-92

Wine SpectatorQuite ripe, with slightly heady blueberry, fig paste and macerated currant fruit liberally laced with black tea, anise and toast. This has length, but verges on top-heavy. Barrel tasting.

James Molesworth, 2011