Chateau Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol 2012
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Wine AdvocateFrom 17 acres of vineyard with an average vine age of 40 years emerges Bon Pasteur, the home property of Michel and Dany Rolland. No one has probably done more for high-quality wine in the world than Rolland. His home estate proves what a great winemaker he is, even though this is by no means one of the better terroirs in Pomerol. This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is very rich, intense and showing a lot better from bottle than it did from barrel. The wine has an inky, ruby/purple color and a beautiful nose of black fruits mixed with truffle, licorice and subtle background earth and spice. Rich, full-bodied, opulent and stunning, this has turned out to be a great success for the Rollands. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
Wine SpectatorTasty, with plum, blackberry and boysenberry jam flavors, allied to a polished structure and backed by a coating of black licorice on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,665 cases made.