Chateau l'Evangile 1989
    12lbsl, 1ltl
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    "For me, the big surprises are the best bottles of 1989 L'Evangile. More forward, and revealing more maturity than the 1990, the dark ruby/purple-colored 1989 (some amber is just beginning to creep in at the edge) offers an exotic, sweet, chocolatey, toffee, roasted herb-scented nose, thick, fat, ripe flavors, low acidity, and far more complexity and richness than I had originally imagined. This delicious wine is close to full maturity - perhaps that is why it is beginning to perform so well. This looks to be a terrific L'Evangile that is significantly better than I may have led readers to believe when I first reported on it in 1990, and subsequently in 1991 and 1992. I would opt for drinking it over the next 10 years, as I do not believe it possesses nearly the aging potential, weight, or force of the 1990." (90pts, Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Ed., Jan 1998)

    "It fulfils all expectations here with its intense nose of blackberries, raspberry coulis, clove and wild heather. The most surprising aspect is just how backward the aromatics seem to be. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine tannin. The acidity is perfectly pitched with layers of dark berry fruit, black truffle and dried herbs - très Pomerol. Adorned with a velvety texture, is cruises towards a Merlot-driven finish that is one of the most powerful you will find in Pomerol this vintage." (95 pts. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Interim, July 2016)

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    June, 2011
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