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2005 Chateau Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol (half bottle)
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91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($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.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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