Chateau Bon Pasteur Bordeaux Futures 2010
"Michel and Dany Rolland’s flagship estate, Bon Pasteur, turned out an atypically powerful wine in 2010. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color, great fruit on the attack, mid-palate and finish, super freshness for its size, full-bodied power and lots of mulberry, caramel, mocha, earth and graphite characteristics. Give this beauty 5-7 years of cellaring (unusual for a Bon Pasteur) and drink it over the following 25 years."Robert Parker Wine Advocate (92-95 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival summer 2013.*
Editorial Reviews for Chateau Bon Pasteur Bordeaux Futures
Pretty on the nose with a hint of olive, blue flowers, jammy black cherry fruit, and nicely nuanced slightly nutty oak, a bit new worldy but still Bordeaux. Fresh and bright in the mouth, this opens with huckleberry/blackberry fruit that's almost a bit bitter in a very sinewy, elegant style. Another wines that shows real power without too much weight with great spice on the long finish. 93pts
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Chateau Bon Pasteur Bordeaux Futures
Firm while also rounded, very rich Merlot spice and blackberry character. There are hugely dense, extracted tannins, with a final dark fruit character.
Good dark red. Entrancing perfume of black raspberry, mulberry, flowers, mocha and spices. Dense, silky and savory, showing a lush texture and flamboyant early personality to the flavors of raspberry, mocha, graphite, sweet spices and underbrush. Spreads out impressively on the seriously structured back end, finishing with substantial but ripe and fine-grained tannins. This has the balance and energy to age nicely but will hardly hurt your teeth if you’d like to try a bottle now. A superb vintage for the home property of Michel and Dany Rolland.
A fleshy, full-throttle wine with lots of mocha, kirsch, mulberry, and plum, their 2010 displays a smorgasbord of aromas, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and even a hint of lead pencil shavings and subtle toasty oak. If you want to understand the genius of the Rollands, there is no better example than looking at their own wine from this property in Pomerol. The tannins are present, but not that significant, thus I tend to think the wine will come into its own in 4–5 years and last for 20 or more.
Juicy and fresh, offering a friendly core of damson plum, raspberry and black cherry, with plenty of sweet toasty vanilla bean and licorice notes. A caressing, polished structure guides the finish. Rather forward in the end. For fans of the style. Drink now through 2020.
A beautifully perfumed nose is dominated by red raspberry, cherry and spice. This profile carries over to the medium-bodied palate that shows terrific purity of fruit. Clean, precise, fresh and elegant the sweet tannins are integrating nicely indicat... John Perry. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Bon Pasteur 750ml