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Bordeaux

2018 Château Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol

The Collective Review

Created by the Dupuis, grandparents of Michel Rolland. Dany and Michel Rolland created a model vineyard and a wine of great class. The diversity of plots explains the complexity and originality of this wine from beginning to end.

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This is a wonderful Le Bon Pasteur with incredibly silky tannins that fill the mouth. It’s full-bodied yet ever so agile and bright. The tannins build at the end, as is the case in other top wines of the vintage.' Read more
Critic Reviews
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97 POINTS
James Suckling

This is a wonderful Le Bon Pasteur with incredibly silky tannins that fill the mouth. It’s full-bodied yet ever so agile and bright. The tannins build at the end, as is the case in other top wines of the vintage.'

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96 POINTS
Wine Spectator

Fresh and silky in feel, with light herb and sanguine notes amid the cassis and cherry puree flavors. Graceful and very pure.'

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94 POINTS
The Wine Cellar Insider

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.'

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93 POINTS
Wine Enthusiast

This up-and-coming estate has produced a rich, generous wine. Its tannins are open and broad, giving power to the black currant flavor and fine acidity. It will certainly be an attractive, fruity and fresh wine as it matures. '

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Bon Pasteur offers up expressive notions of baked red and black cherries, mulberries and warm blueberries with hints of licorice, chocolate box and menthol. The full-bodied palate has great freshness with firm, ripe, rounded tannins and bags of juicy fruit, finishing long with a minty kick.'

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92 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Château Le Bon Pasteur comes from the home estate of renowned oenologist Michel Rolland and is a Merlot-dominated blend (there’s normally a splash of Cabernet Franc) brought up in plenty of new barrels. This deep purple-colored beauty offers a medium to full-bodied, seamless, elegant style as well as classic Pomerol notes of ripe black and blue fruits, damp earth and chocolate. Slightly more elegant than normal, yet with beautiful purity and fine tannins, give bottles a 2-4 years bottle age and it should last for 15-20 years.'

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Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2018 Le Bon Pasteur is a dark, potent Pomerol. Blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice, spice and tobacco add to an impression of virile power. This is an especially extracted, oaky style with a lot of impact, but less in the way of nuance or finesse. My impression is that Bon Pasteur needs an updating. There is just not much pleasure to be had here. Tasted two times.'

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