Only half a dozen wines from Pomerol were on show at the MW Institute tasting but overall they felt ripe and full with better handled extraction and far less dry tannin than in St Emilion. Nice full flavours and some style here.
Deep and earthy looking; attractive leafy, tobacco and black fruits nose; blackcurrant, gum and leafy tones on the palate; some grip and tannin but this is an attractive effort. 88/100
Deep and saturated look; blackcurrant and cassis; fresh and uncluttered; depth too; blackcurrants and cassis on the palate too with some chocolate but not tired or seemingly overworked; fresh. Chewy on the finish. Good effort. 91+/100
Deep at centre; very ripe and lifted nose; ref fruits, seductive; lots of oak and coffee aromatics; thick on the palate but with more poise than St Emilions of similar weight and style in 2007. Thick and big but this works. Good length. 90+/100
Chateau Le Bon Pasteur
Thick and very dark looking; earthy, some tea and meat; polished palate; tannic but not drying and lots of blackcurrant fruit washing around. Pretty good effort. 89+/100
Deep and dense, tight to the edge; deep and plummy, earthy with tar and tobacco; attractive soft and easy palate; almost sweet entry; dense and a bit chunky but nicely done. 89+/100
Dense, red [tight] to the edge; red fruits, quite lifted, some minerality too, some earth; sweet entry, ripe, some minerals, wet rocks; tannin here with some dryness but fruit envelops them. Certain elegance and not overdone. 90+/100