2005 Bon Pasteur 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2005 Bon Pasteur
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International Wine Cellar | 91(+?)

($111-$165) Brightruby-red. Captivating nose offers floral red fruits, licorice, minerals and coffee, plus a suggestion of hard candy. Dense, backward and powerful, with an impression of elevated alcohol but very good flavor definition. A very fresh and primary style of 2005, still a bit youthfully aggressive but with the inky dark fruit and torrefaction flavors to support a slow evolution in bottle. Today the wine's sweetness is under wraps and the alcohol and tannins are to the fore. This will need patience.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 94

A superb effort from proprietors Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2005 Bon Pasteur is the antithesis of the kind of wine Rolland's critics claim he makes (which they ignorantly suggest are over-oaked, over-extracted, and over-the-top). Nothing could be further from the truth. Rolland, a brilliant oenologist, has done more than any other person alive today for the quality of Bordeaux. His 2005 Bon Pasteur is an elegant, subtle, deep ruby/purple-colored wine offering hints of graphite, sweet mocha, black cherries, and berries that build incrementally in the mouth, ending in a cascade of full-bodied, concentrated fruit with good acidity, beautiful tannin, and stunning precision as well as length. The tannin structure suggests 3-5 years of cellaring is warranted, but based on past examples (even the opulent 1982, which is still going strong), the 2005 should age for 25-30 years.

Drink Dates: 2011-2038
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 176

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Wine Spectator | 92

Very grapey on the nose, with coffee, blackberry and toasty oak. Full-bodied, soft and velvety, with plenty of fruit and milk chocolate aftertaste. A juicy young red.

Drink Dates: 2013+
Author: James Suckling


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Score:
Author: Charles Funk
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 12/18/2013
Not only was it not ready to drink, it didn't really taste like a right bank wine at all.
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