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Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol 2000

Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol 2000


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This patient wait for maturity paid off in the form of a silky and supple fine wine. It is obsidian in color, with a deep bouquet and a silky palate. It has a fine and velvety texture. This great vintage will surely age for a long time.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Chateau L'Evangile
  • wa98+

Wine AdvocateAnother spectacular effort from L’Evangile, the 2010 is a close rival to the 2009 and should be fascinating to compare with that vintage over the next 30 or so years. Stunningly rich and black/purple in color, the 2010 L’Evangile offers up the tell-tale floral note as well as black raspberry jam intermixed with cassis and kirsch. There are also ethereal floral notes and a hint of background oak. The pH is slightly above average (3.7 versus the pH of 4.0 that the 2009 and 2000 possessed). This is a massive, rich, very impressive L’Evangile, and readers should take note of the “+” in my rating, which could certainly push this wine way up there. Remarkably, I was shocked when I learned that this wine was aged in 100% new oak, as the oak is a background element in this blockbuster l’Evangile. Forget it for 3-5 years, and drink it over the following 30-40.

Robert Parker, April 2003
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorGreat concentration to this wine. Yet harmonious and classy. The ripe fruit and toasted oak jumps out of the glass in this one. Full-bodied, with an opulent fruit, coffee and milk chocolate character. Velvety and round textured. Best after 2010. 2,800 cases made.

James Suckling, March 31, 2003