1990 Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol

SKU #950449 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Fully mature, the 1990 Bon Pasteur offers up aromas of mocha, caramel, spice box, ripe plums, and hints of figs as well as black cherries. Soft, creamy, expansive, sexy, and fleshy, it should hold at this plateau for another 5-10 years. (RP)  (6/2009)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Still closed, but definitely outstanding. Ruby-red color. Lots of plum and tobacco character in this medium-bodied, silky wine with similar character to the aftertaste. (JS)  (8/2000)

K&L Notes

90 points Neal Martin: "Tasted at the chateau with Dany Rolland as part of a vertical. The nose is very different from the 1988: wild blackberries, raspberry, a dab of dark chocolate, mint coming through plus hints of orange liqueur. The palate is full-bodied, quite tannic, very good fruit intensity with dried herbs, a touch of white pepper, flamboyant at first but then really tightening up and becoming more masculine with aeration. Quite firm on the finish, very savoury, touches of Asian spice, still a little hardness but that will disappear with time. Very fine." (07/2013)

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