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Regions: Bordeaux Red
Vintages: Between 1982 and 1982
| ||Bordeaux Red|
|Ch. L' Evangile
||Pomerol Slightly Raised Cork; Signs of Old Seepage; Wine-Stained Label; Scuffed Label
|WA 98 (6/2009): A blockbuster, dark plum/garnet-colored wine, the 1982 L’Evangile reveals a decadent, extravagantly rich nose of caramelized fruit, plum, licorice, smoked meats, and toffee. This opulent, full-bodied Pomerol caresses the palate with layers and layers of glycerin and fruit. The tannin is barely noticeable in this massive, rich, gorgeous effort. The complexity of the nose alone is worth a special admission price. It is close to full maturity, and is capable of lasting another 20-25 years. |
VM 95 (8/2002): The bottle in the blind flight was corked. Second bottle: Impressively saturated dark red. Exotic, slightly candied aromas of raspberry liqueur, roasted meat, coffee and chocolate. Wonderfully sweet and mouthfilling, but the wine underlying minerality adds to the impression of lift and grip. Spreads out impressively to saturate the palate. A compelling example of this wine, finishing with strong but fine tannins and terrific verve. But the '61 is even richer. Drink now through 2020. 7/2002
NM 91 (12/2013): The L'Evangile has been rather inconsistent since I first encountered it. Here, the nose is overawed by the Trotanoy 1982 served alongside. There is sense of conservatism here, a lack of exuberance and ambition that many of its peers exploited, whereas L'Evangile does not know quite what to do. It is certainly well balanced on the palate, structured and more linear than Trotanoy but somehow missing the animation and tension one would have liked on the finish. It is not a bad L'Evangile by a long shot, but the bottom line is that it seems rather charmless.
WS 86 (11/1998): I have never had a great bottle of this wine. Ink-colored, with an amber edge. Has gorgeous floral, berry and raspberry aromas, but turns slightly papery. Full-bodied and rich despite its dry finish. Drink now.