A fabulous Bon Pasteur that is even better out of bottle than it was from cask, this dense purple-colored 2000 offers up notes of smoke, charcoal, roasted nuts, blackberries and cherry jam infused with toasty oak. There is superb richness, low acidity, silky tannin, and an impressively full-bodied, muscular, chewy mid-palate and finish. This brilliant wine transcends its terroir ... a tribute to the commitment and talent of proprietors Dany and Michel Rolland.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Dark and ripe, with tar, blackberry and wet earth aromas. Full-bodied and chewy, with loads of fruit and a long finish. A big juicy red. Best Bon-Pasteur in years.
Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Saturated deep ruby. Flamboyant nose combines dark berries, minerals, lead pencil, bitter chocolate, roasted herbs and espresso. Dense, concentrated and firmly structured, with mineral and torrefaction notes. Finishes impressively long, with big but broad tannins.
Clear ruby core with lightening on the rim. Clean bouquet of violets, vegetal notes and blue fruit. Dry, intense palate of plum, cassis, green pepper, loamy soil and graphite. Full bodied, medium acid and full tannic structure. Food wine for sure with plenty of time left. A bit more austere and taut than I expected from a Pomerol.