Chateau Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol 2010
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Wine AdvocateA fleshy, full-throttle wine with lots of mocha, kirsch, mulberry, and plum, their 2010 displays a smorgasbord of aromas, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and even a hint of lead pencil shavings and subtle toasty oak. If you want to understand the genius of the Rollands, there is no better example than looking at their own wine from this property in Pomerol. The tannins are present, but not that significant, thus I tend to think the wine will come into its own in 4-5 years and last for 20 or more.
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.
Wine SpectatorJuicy and fresh, offering a friendly core of damson plum, raspberry and black cherry, with plenty of sweet toasty vanilla bean and licorice notes. A caressing, polished structure guides the finish. Rather forward in the end. For fans of the style. Drink now through 2020.