Château le Bon Pasteur Bordeaux Tasting

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Experience the renowned Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux, France, with Château le Bon Pasteur vintages from 1996 to 2004.

This vertical tasting of vintages contains the years 1996 –2003, noted by many to be rated above average to extraordinary on Parker’s scale.

Location: St. Paul’s Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Registration: 6:00 PM
Tasting: 6:30 PM
Cost: Members of Toronto Winetasters or Toronto Vintners Club $140; Non-Members $200. HST Included. The first guest of Toronto Winetasters Member $140. HST Included.

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Château le Bon Pasteur – Pomerol Region

Château le Bon Pasteur vintages 1996-2004 will be an outstanding tasting journey and a walk-through time. The vineyard location predominates in the renowned Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux, France. Pomerol has esteemed notable producers including Château Cheval Blanc, Le Pin, and Petrus. Pomerol has established itself as a highly reputable wine-making region of excellence with clay-rich soils. It produces some of the most sought-after velvety wines in the world.

At the time of this vintage, the Château was owned by esteemed winemaker, Michel Rolland, who is at the forefront of winemaking and known for his expectational attention to detail. He commits to producing exceptional quality employing a modern approach while respecting tradition.

This vertical tasting of vintages contains the years 1996 –2003 noted by many to be rated above average to extraordinary on Parker’s scale.

Experience the differences the years make

Some articles suggest 1996 was a cool year characterized by black fruits, tobacco, and cedar flavors. While, 1998 was marked by hot and dry summers with excellent concentration, ripeness, and a luscious texture. Some tasting notes include blackberry, plum, and hints of chocolate with a velvety mouthfeel. The year 2000 is considered an outstanding vintage of Bordeaux. And 2004 had a year of producing wines with finesse and elegance with delicate bouquets of red fruits and floral notes and hints of spice.

This blind tasting will serve as a testament to the enduring legacy of Château le Bon Pasteur and its contribution to fine wines. Arguably, Pomerol produces some of the world’s finest Merlot wines, with cabernet franc playing a lesser subordinate role with small percentages used for blending.

Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson describe Bordeaux as “the largest fine wine district on earth.” Pomerol does not have a classification system and produces some of the most fantastic red wines.

Pair Pomerol wines with any classic pairing of duck breast with Bordeaux sauce, roasted lamb, venison, & beef with mushroom dishes.

Food for thought…

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