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Chateau Le Bon Pasteur 2016

Bordeaux - Pomerol - Red - 14.5°
Chateau Le Bon Pasteur 2016
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A formidable red from Pomerol

Chateau Le Bon Pasteur is a red wine produced in the Pomerol appellation. The vines are, on average, 40 years old covering 6.7 hectares. The soil is composed of a mixture of clay, soil and sand. The wine is matured in French oak barrels for 15-18 months, depending on the vintage. 2016 is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

2016's vintage is characterized by its heavy rainfall during the first six months. In June, flowering followed warmer temperatures. Summer started on June 18th, but brought a severe drought. September 13th brought rains that saved the grapes, and allowed them to ripen. The grapes reached perfect maturity and were harvested from September 29th to October 20th.

Chateau Le Bon Pasteur 2016 has a deep purple color. Finesse and subtlety are the characteristics of the nose. Aromas of black fruits immediately reveal themselves before aeration, which presents notes of spices and flowers. The attack is smooth, showing a sensual and voluptuous freshness. The tannins combines precision and balance. This gourmet wine is deliciously elegant

Parker : 93+ / 100
J. Suckling : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Bon Pasteur has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of dark chocolate, kirsch and blackberries with tobacco, bay leaves, damp soil and tar nuances. Medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and a lively line, it gives good intensity and an earthy finish.
BordeauxPomerol
Alcohol
14.5

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Decanter
90

J. Robinson
17-

J. Suckling
96

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
89

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Appellation
Pomerol

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Le Bon Pasteur

On Special
No

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
93+

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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