2016 Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299263 96-97 points James Suckling

 Reminds me of the splendid 1998. Full-bodied yet balanced and rich, showing velvety tannins and a long and beautiful finish. All here. Better than the 2015?  (4/2016)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Bon Pasteur has an atypically modest and almost bashful bouquet at first, one that required coaxing from the glass, eventually offering blackberry, briary and subtle floral aromas that are very classy. The palate is well defined with crisp tannin. This Bon Pasteur is, you might say, more "classic" than the 2015 and more reserved, but displays excellent tension with impressive detail on the finish. It might not quite possess the persistence on the aftertaste of its peers higher up on the plateau, but it is a very, very good Bon Pasteur that I prefer to the 2015. I would not be surprised if this lands at the top of my banded score once in bottle. (NM)  (4/2017)

90-93 points Wine Spectator

 A rich, inviting style, with warm blueberry, fig and blackberry compote flavors backed by a solid dose of roasted apple wood. Flirts with extracted, but stays polished and fresh enough on the finish. For fans of the style. (JM)  (4/2017)

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Much less expensive than Sloan! Full-flavored wine with fine texture and great structure. An ager.
Drink from 2020 to 2030

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol