2011 Le Bon Pasteur

Le Bon Pasteur

91Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

The ripe tannins in this wine give a beautiful impression and the ripe yet reserved fruit match nicely. Full and very integrated. Elegant and sexy. jamessuckling.com

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling

Tasted en primeur on two occasions. The Le Bon Pasteur deserves time in glass so that it can meld together. It offers macerated dark cherries and a touch of fresh dates all cloaked in vanillary new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry. It displays saturated tannins that are quite fine, layers of toasty black fruit mingling with cassis and blueberry that lead to a rounded smooth finish. A second sample was showing a little more dryness than the first. Not as complex as the 2009 or 2010 but very seductive for the vintage. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

Score: 89-91/100Neal Martin

The flagship estate of Dany and Michel Rolland that was recently sold to Chinese buyers, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as abundant aromas of sweet kirsch, cassis, licorice and plums. Full-bodied and impressively endowed, it is another successful wine in a tough vintage. It should hit its peak in 3-4 years and last 15 or more thereafter. Apr 2014, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-/100Robert Parker
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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