(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...
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Creamier, more gently extracted wine than of late; there's still plenty of plum, cherry and rubbed spice in here. (17/25)
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/02/2010.
Robert ParkerRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2002