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Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol 1996

Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol 1996


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The vintage has a very deep purple color, and an expressive bouquet. The palate is firm and tannic. Very elegant. A balanced and harmonious vintage that will age magnificently.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Chateau L'Evangile
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorAromas of chocolate, blackberry and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long chewy finish. Extremely well done for the vintage.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.

James Suckling, 2007
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 1996 l'Evangile will undoubtedly be a controversial wine. The wine gives the impression of being over-extracted in its dark ruby/purple color and notes of prunes, raisins, Chinese black tea, blackberries, and cherry liqueur. It is rich and powerful, as well as tannic and disjointed, but medium to full-bodied, with excellent richness, and a long, over-ripe finish. It may take a few years to round into shape, but this could turn out to be an outstanding wine. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.

Robert Parker, April 1999