(From 2005 Vintage) #21 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008"L’Evangile’s sublime 2005, a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, is the first wine made in their brand new cuverie. Sadly, there are fewer than 3,500 cases of this deep purple-colored offering. A gorgeous nose of meat juices, black raspberries, chocolate, espresso, and notions of truffle oil as well as smoke is followed by a full-bodied Pomerol displaying sweet tannin, a flawless texture, and stunning complexity. While surprisingly showy and forward fo...
Dec2011 Appearance: clarity: clear intensity: deep color: ruby others: leg Nose: condition: clean intensity: pronounced development: developing / fully developed aroma char: blackcurrent, Chocolate, tobacco leaf Palate: dry medium acidity high tannin medium alcohol full body flavour intensity: pronounced flavour char: blackcurrent, pulm, chocolate, bitter, tabacco quality: very good can drink now but die out a bit fast around 1-2hr
soft round merlot. lovely wine.
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 9/98
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate