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89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc; 14% alcohol) Deep ruby-red. Floral aromas of black fruits, violet and smoky oak, with complicating notes of sweet spices and underbrush. Juicy and sweet on the palate, with flavors similar to the aromas. In a distinctly lighter style than usual, but with insidious soil-driven perfume extending straight through to the moderately long finish. Wonderfully smooth, silky tannins have a peppery kick. The Pomerol subzone of Maillet, where Le Bon Pasteur is situated, has never benefited from the consideration that other Pomerol subzones enjoy, but Bon Pasteur, owned by Michel and Dany Rolland, has been an overperformer for many years.