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35 Ratings
Chateau l'Evangile Pomerol

Wine Details

Vineyard

lafite

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) The outstanding Château lEvangile has one of the best reputations in Pomerol, which it well deserves. The mature wine shows a rich, full-bodied nose of black fruits (plums and blackberries), chocolate, toffee, and roasted herbs. The complex bouquet accompanies a medium acidity typical of Merlot-based wines and ripe, plush flavors of compelling richness. Most vintages have strong tannins, giving Château lEvangile one of Pomerols best potential aging profiles of six to twenty-five or even more year...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/24/2009
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 78, May/June 1998 Deep red-ruby. Deep, superripe, fully expressed aromas of black raspberry, chocolate, smoke an...
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 9/98
  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Good deep red-ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, plum, minerals, truffle and smoked meat, complicated by torrefaction notes of coffee and chocolate; very ripe but not at all roasted. Enters sweet and silky, with an almost weightless impression, then saturates the palate with seamless flavors of dark berries, minerals and cocoa powder. Finishes long and fresh, with sophisticated, fine-grained tannins and piquant minerality. A beauty.