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Château L'Evangile

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2018 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 98

Clearly, the most concentrated vintage ever produced here. The wine is incredibly dense. You can tell just by looking at your glass. But the blackened color is only an introduction to the story, as the tale is told you'll find orange blossom, bitter chocolate, plum liqueur, flowers, truffle and black cherries. With concentration to match the intensity, volume to pair with length, purity and velvet tannins, the wine delivers even more complexity in the finish with a mix of stony, salty minerality and decadent plum. The finish builds and expands on your palate. If the wine softens and develops more silk on the palate, this could score much higher. The wine is made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, which is the same as the vineyard plantings. The harvest took place September 19 to October 2. The wine reached 14.5% alcohol and is aging in 75% new, French oak. The Grand Vin was produced from 50% of the harvest. The wine was made from incredibly low yields of only 20 hectoliters per hectare. 97-99 Pts

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2017 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 94

Plum liqueur, chocolate, flowers and truffle with Asian spice are at the heart of the perfume. The opulent finish offers sweet fruits with a cocoa and anise character, along with freshness and length. Full bodied, erotic, exotic and unique for the propert

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2016 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 98

The first thing you notice is the spice and floral components before moving on to the mocha, truffle and juicy plums. Full-bodied, with velvet textured tannins, everything feels great. The wine has layers of depth, waves of silky, pure, opulent fruits and a finish that stands out, due to all the decadent fruit. The wine is fresh, elegant, long and incredibly rich, as well as tannic. So give this 12 years or so in the decanter before popping a cork.

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Incredibly deep in color, the truffle, the flower, the dark chocolate and black cherry liqueur aroma is impossible to avoid. Dense, rich, and full-bodied, this wine has crossed over to the dark fruit side of the style range. It’s masculine, powerful and tannic. The freshness is there, the fruit is there and the long finish is packed with black fruits, fig, plum and chocolate. This is the most powerful and concentrated wine I've ever experienced here – this could be a legend in the making. That being said, consumers will need patience as this is going to demand a decade in the cellar. Made from a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, this is the highest amount of Merlot used in the history of l'Evangile. The wine is 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.8 and the harvest took place from September 26 to October 10.

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2015 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 100

Deeply colored, like the hue of black plums, the nose is packed with smoke, truffle, incense, licorice, dark chocolate and kirsch, there is a citrus note in the background that adds more complexity. Intensity and sexiness, velvet textured and sensuous, this is bottled decadence. The finish resists fading, serving up dark chocolate and ripe, sweet, juicy, black plums that expand for close to 60 seconds. Balanced, fresh, opulent, long and expansive, this is a contender for the best wine ever to come out of l'Evangile. If you want to know what spell binding is, try this wine!

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Deeply colored, like the hue of black plums, the nose is packed with smoke, truffle, incense, licorice, dark chocolate and kirsch. There is a citrus note in the background that adds more complexity. Intensity and sexiness, velvet-textured and sensuous, this is bottled decadence. The finish resists fading, serving up dark chocolate and ripe, sweet, juicy, black plums that hang with you for close to 60 seconds. Balanced, fresh, opulent, long and expansive, this is a contender for the best wine ever to come out of l'Evangile. If you want to know what spellbinding is, try this wine! This is a future legend of Pomerol.

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Opaque in color, this is one sexy thrill ride, with all its layers of ripe, chocolate infused plums and truffles. The wine is rich and intense, sensuous and concentrated. Give it time to age for sure.

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Dark in color and dark in fruit, it’s easy to lose yourself in the flume of smoky, black plum liqueur. Inviting with truffle, licorice and wet earth, this is a full-bodied, silky, plush, intense, sumptuous and luxurious wine. Very sexy with red velvet tannins and real density of fruit, there is a lovely expansion of rich, dark chocolate, spice, truffle, espresso and black cherry liqueur in the lengthy finish that is not soon forgotten. From a blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.8% alcohol with a pH of 3.8. Picking took place between from September 15 to October 5. The Grand Vin was made from 70% of the harvest and will be aged in 100% new, French oak. 98 - 100 Pts

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2014 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 92

With cherry blossom, black cherry, truffle and cocoa on the nose, this is a refined style of wine, which focuses on fresh fruit and elegant, soft tannins. There is a delicate, spicy note in the end that adds complexity. From a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.8. 92-94 Pts

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2013 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 90

On the palate, the wine showcases rose, plum, cherry, dark chocolate and truffle with a hint of espresso bean and silky, fresh, clean red berries. This is a good expression of L’Evangile with a lot of density for the vintage, but the wine ends with just a touch of dryness in otherwise fresh finish. From a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% alcohol with a pH of 3.6. The yields were 27 hectoliters per hectare, and the Grand Vin was made from 60% of the harvest. The wine will be aged in 100% new French oak. 90-92 Pts

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2012 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 93

Truffle, licorice, smoke, plum, black cherry and floral notes open the wine. The wine is full bodied, fresh and shows sandy tannins. On the palate you find a wine struggling to be soft, with hints of olive and herbs, along with the juicy plums. Give this time to soften and come together. The harvest took place between September 20 and October 9. The wine was made from a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc.

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The Merlot was picked from September 20 through October 9. The Cabernet Franc was harvested over 2 days, October 6 and October 8. From a blend of 93% Merlot with 7% Cabernet Franc, this is one of the highest percentages of Merlot in the estate’s history. However, this was not due to the lack of ripeness in the Cabernet Franc. Much of the Cabernet Franc was replanted starting in 2006. It is expected that the estate will be using closer to 20% Cabernet Franc in the blend starting in 2020. The wine reached 14.4% alcohol with a pH of 3.7. Yields were low at 31 hectoliters per hectare. Deep ruby in color, the wine exudes truffle, chocolate, plum liqueur, tobacco, smoke, roses and cherries. On the palate, the wine is pure silk and velvet in texture with volume, depth and length. Picture chocolate-covered cherries that you can eat, or drink, your choice. 94-96 Pts

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2011 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 94

From a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.6% alcohol and will be aged in 100% new oak. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare with the Grand Vin representing 73% of the harvest. Deep in color, licorice, chocolate, spice, black cherry, floral, plum and black raspberry liqueur scents create the perfume. Rich, dense and concentrated, this classic style of L’Evangile is tannic with powerful, chalky tannins and a long, stylish finish. 93-95 Pts

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2010 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 97

The nose reminds of walking into a flower shop, with a pound of truffles and Cuban cigars in your front pocket. Powerful, full bodied and intense, the wine is fresh, tannic, and young. Give this another 8-10 years to soften and fill out. The wine was made from a blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

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2010 L’Evangile is filled with flowers, chocolate, sweet black cherry, jammy plums and truffle in the perfume. Power meshed with silk is an apt descriptor. There is a lot of volume with this vintage of Chateau L’Evangile in the mouth. Chocolate covered plums last for close to sixty seconds in the finish. This is showing much better than it did when I tasted it in April. With only 31 hecoliters per hectare, yields were low in 2010. Production is down about 25% from 2009. From an assemblage of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, Jean-Pascal Vazart confirmed the wine reached a record high level for alcohol at 14.7% alcohol. With a 3.75 pH, the wine feels fresh as well as lush. This is one Pomerol I wish I could afford. They offered their wine at the same price as last year, 190 Euros. 96-97 Pts

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2010 L’Evangile With only 31 hecoliters per hectare, yields were low in 2010. From an assemblage of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, Jean-Pascal Vazart confirmed the wine reached a record high for the property at 14.7% alcohol with a pH of 3.75. This unique combination of high alcohol and acidity allows the wine to feel fresh on your palate. Deep in color, fresh flowers, chocolate, black and red plums, black cherry and truffle make a complex perfume. Rich, concentrated, plush with freshness, the wine finishes with creamy chocolate covered dark berries, licorice and plum liqueur. This wine could increase in score as it evolves. 94-95 Pts

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2009 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 100

Picture smelling roses, smoked truffle with plums and mocha to get the idea of the initial aromatics. Bottled decadence is the perfect descriptor. Opulent layers of velvet drenched fruit are all over the place. The wine has concentration, purity, length, complexity and exudes sensuality. This is a deal closer that is only just now starting to show its stuff. In 5-10 years this is going to be in contention as one of the best wines ever produced at this storied estate.

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There is an explosive nose of violets, truffle, plum liqueur and cherries with hints of dark chocolate in the end note. The wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. There is an incredible level of density, yet the wine is light on its feet, due to the freshness. The purity of fruit is impressive, but it's the decadent, sensuous, velvet textures that set this apart from other wines. OK, so it's 10am in the morning, but there is no way I am going to spit this out. Stunning! Picking took place from September 11 to October 7, which is one of the longer harvests in the history of the estate.. The wine was made from a blend of 95% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Only 77% of the crop went into the Grand Vin.

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2009 L’Evangile clocks in at 14.6% alcohol. But there is no sensation of heat found in this wine of 95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. Inky colored, the wine opens with scents of a fresh flower market, plum liqueur, chocolate, and pure blackberry jam. On the palate, this opulently styled Pomerol is dense, rich, concentrated, fleshy, and powerful. It ends with fresh, chocolate covered black raspberries. Jean-Pascal Vazart prefers the 2009 over other recent vintages. When asked to compare the styles of 2005 and 2009, Vazart called the 05 “strict.” 96-98 Pts

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2008 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 93

Full bodied, rich, round, fresh, earthy, dark chocolate and plummy in character, the wine is not quite ready. The tannins are soft, but present, and the youthful vigor remains, but this will deliver the goods with just a few more years in the cellar. The wine was made blending 2008 Château L’Evangile is a blend of 88% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc.

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2008 Château L’Evangile is a blend of 88% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc. The merlot was picked over a two week period while the cabernet franc was harvested in a single week. Notes of flowers, chocolate, and jammy blackberry are easy to discern. Fat and concentrated, with a lush texture and silky tannins, this is a hedonistic wine. Part of the reason L’Evangile has been producing improved wines since 2004 is the new fermentation vats. The Châteaur ecently added 21 vats to allow for greater control in vinification on a plot by plot basis, according to Jean-Pascal Vazart. 92-94 Pts

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2006 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 94

Powerful deep, dark and almost brooding, this is still quite young and tannic. There is a lot of ripe, fresh fruit, with loads of truffles, but you need to get past the muscular tannins first. Give it another decade and this should be a beauty.

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Firm, fresh and fragrant, the nose pops with its ripe, dark red fruits, earth and cocoa aromatics. There is still tannin to resolve, but the wine is starting to open and come together, ending with a blast of ripe black raspberries, spice and dark chocolate. Produced from a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% alcohol.

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2005 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 99

Truffle, wet earth, plum liqueur and dark chocolate get things started. Full bodied and concentrated, this is starting to show its true self. The fruit blends intensity, richness and silky tannins. There is length, balance and freshness. The harvest took place from September 8 to September 26. The wine was made from a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. The wine is 13.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.65. 77% of the harvest was used to create the Grand Vin.

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Deep in color, with a truffle, black cherry, plum, licorice and earthy nose to get things started. This lush, rich, concentrated, velvet textured has volume, length and density, leaving you with silky, plummy, chocolate sensations long after the wine has left the glass. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

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Still dark in color, the complex perfume is packed with chocolate, plum liqueur, truffles, flowers and black raspberries. Full bodied, rich and round, this opulent, suave, concentrated Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc ends with a boysenberry, dark chocolate and spicy black raspberry finish.

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2004 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 91

Medium bodied and dominated by its red fruit and earthy profile, this blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc finishes with a fresh, red plum and earthy finish that lacks the sought after, lush opulent qualities the wine usually delivers.

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2002 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 90

Forest leaf, plum and earthy scents come to forefront. On the palate, the wine is medium/full bodied, with a distinctive, herbal edge to the fruit, finishing with licorice and spicy red berries. This is probably close to fully mature. The wine was made from a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc.

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2001 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 92

Truffle, forest floor, thyme and mint compliment all the plum and cherry fruits. Medium bodied, fresh, elegant and ready for prime time drinking, the is a dusty quality to the tannins in the fresh, bright, red fruit in the finish. Picking took place between September 22 and October 2. The wine was made from a blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc. Only 58% of the crop went in to the Grand Vin. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. 2001 is the first vintage for the long term director of the estate, Jean-Pascal Vazart.

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Clearly, this is a little better in the nose than on the palate, with its notes of tobacco, red and black plums, mushroom, earth, cocoa, spice and flowers. Medium/full bodied, but a little rough around the edges in texture for this normally, opulent Pomerol, the wine ended with fennel, plum and chocolate.

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Smoky, black fruit and cherries. Medium bodied with a short finish.

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2000 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 97

Drinking great today, the wine is lush, opulent, sexy and full-bodied, with layers of chocolate-covered plums, truffle and velvet textured tannins. A short decant of about 30 minutes to an hour helped bring this to where it needed to be.

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Rich, opulent textures, full-bodied, with good intensity of flavor and layers of ripe, decadent plums and dark chocolate on the nose and palate. Still young, this is a beauty with a great future.

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Deep in color, there is a beautiful, earthy, truffle nose that is impossible to avoid. Juicy, fresh, long and intense, the fruits build in intensity on your palate. Silk, freshness and purity are the hallmarks of this wine. Just starting to get really good, the wine was made from a blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place from September 15 to September 30. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.65. 100% of the harvest of the was placed into the Grand Vin.

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Silky and concentrated, this rich, round wine is filled with plumy, blackberry, chocolate covered fruit.

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1998 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 94

This is close to full maturity. The plum, truffle, dark cocoa notes really come through. Medium/full-bodied, with plush, round tannins and a dark chocolate, espresso and plummy finish, this is ready to go.

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Cuban Cigar wrapper, wet earth, thyme, mint and chocolate open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, silky, polished, fresh and fresh. The plums and cherries are fresh, sweet and pure. There is a sandy quality to the tannins. The wine was made from a blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place September 15 to October 2.The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. 74% of the crop was placed into the Grand Vin.

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Truffles, tobacco, earth, plums and chocolate on the nose lead to rapidly maturing vintage of L'Evangile. Soft, round, sweet and polished, but it exchanges concentration and depth for refinement. The finish is all about the fresh, chcocolate covered plums and blackberries. This is not a wine to make old bones. I'd drink it before the wine hits its 20th birthday.

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Truffle, earth, black cherry, smoke, spice, floral and forest floor scents grab your focus. Just starting to open, this concentrated, rich, supple textured, powerful L’Evangile seems to show better every time I taste it. I expect it to continue improving over the next several years.

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Coconut, chocolate, plums and blackberry greet your nose. This bottle shows less concentration than other examples. The finish is clean, but short. I've had better bottles.

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Black raspberry and dark cherry notes with hints of chocolate, truffles and underbrush start off the aromatics. Good structure and balance with ripe tannins to age. Plush and concentrated on the palate, ending with a long, rich, decadent finish. A few more years of bottle age will add additional complexity to the wine

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1995 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 89

Truffle, licorice, cocoa and plummy scents create the nose. On the palate, the wine is stern, with drying tannins. There is freshness and bright red fruits, but the wine has an austere side. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

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A bit firm and structured in style, medium bodied and slightly more interesting on the nose, with its earthy, fresh, bright red and dark red berries, earth, cocoa, tobacco and floral profile, than on the palate. At 20 years of age, my guess is, it is, what it is. But I've been surprised more than once as wines age.

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1994 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 90

This requires drinking before the fruit fades any further. Over the past few years, the tannins, with their now rustic style have continued stripping the wine of its softness. This is more interesting on the nose, due to its truffle and plum personality than on the palate, which is starting to slowly dry out.

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In the nose, chocolate mint, blackberry, smoke and truffle scents. In the mouth, this medium/full bodied wine is slightly stern in personality. The finish ends with fresh, chocolate covered cherries and spice. I was surprised by the quality if this wine. Having tasted it before, I was not expecting this to be at this level of quality. For a 94, this is quite good and I'm happy to have a few bottles left in the cellar.

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1990 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 94

Mature, full bodied and richly textured, the concentrated wine delivers a blend of truffle, plum, black cherry and dark chocolate. Lush, opulent and with staying power, this is probably close to fully mature.

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Mature, and serving up a liberal dose of sweet plum, truffle and cocoa, the tannins show their soft, silky side, finishing with elegant cherries in the end note. This is at full maturity, if you have a bottle, there is no need to wait to pop a cork.

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Mature, with the patina of aged silk in its texture, a nose of floral, truffle, plums and cherries and soft,fresh, clean, but not quite exciting, slightly dusty finish. The wine was very good, but it seems to lack the level of excitement expected from a 1990 Pomerol. I'm happy to drink what I have, but I would not buy more to replace them when they are gone.

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A finesse styled charmer, which is probably slightly better with its ostentatious nose, than on its silky, soft, spicy, medium/full bodied, elegant, silky palate.

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The initially closed nose opened after much coaxing to notes of herbs, cherries, strawberries and hints of black fruits. On the palate the wine is pleasant, but it lacks the richness and excitement from previous bottles. I am not clear this bottle was correct. I'm going to open one of mine to compare in the near future as this bottle seemed to have matured far too rapidly.

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This deep colored, sultry wine is very concentrated. Dense, thick, rich almost chewy plumy fruit in every taste. Still youung with tannin to resolve, this wine will continue to get better with more age.

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The earthy, mushroom, plumy fruits are made more complex with dashes of coffee. Very rich and opulent with a sexy mouth feel. However, this bottle was slightly more advanced than other bottles. Still, this was a treat

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Decadent black fruit, coffee and sweet roasted plums filled the air. Extremely refined and elegance, but loaded with powerful layers of perfectly ripe fruit. Great balance.

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1989 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 92

With a color that shows its age, the wine is all about its secondary essences. There is an intriguing saline, mineral character in the nose, that accompanies its truffle, tobacco, herb, red berry and earthy side. Medium bodied, silky, sensuous and charming, the fruit is starting its slow fade. There is no reason to age this any longer. This is fully mature. The wine was made from a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc. Picking took place from September 6 to September 13. 91% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. The wine reached 13% alcohol with a pH of 3.75

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This opens with spicy, chocolate tinged plums and earthy notes. The palate enjoys a warm, opulent array of flavors and velvet like textures. Dark cherry, plum, blackberry spice and mocha tones fill your mouth with pleasure. Fully mature, I'd drink it over the next few years as it might slowly start losing its fruit at this point.

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Plums, cherries, coffee and spice make a splendid perfume. While a beautiful, luxurious style of wine, it lacks the concentration and complexity of a great vintage. But with so much pleasure in the glass, who cares? Fully mature, there is no reason to hold this any longer.

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1985 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 94

Popped and poured, this beauty let out its floral, cherry, tobacco and truffle aromas with ease. Medium/full bodied with a blend of plum, ripe cherries and bitter chocolate, the wine was silky, elegant and far too easy to drink, as the bottle was finished in record time.

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This is fully mature. The color shows a tea hue that crries right on through to its ruby edges. Earthy, leafy, truffley and with dark red fruits, the wine is silky and fresh, with a brightness to the red fruits and plums. The wine was made from a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc. At this point in time, there was no second being made. The wine reached 12.45% alcohol. The harvest took place from September 22 to October 2.

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If you're in the mood for truffle, plum, dark cocoa and black cherry, you came to the right place. Silky, soft, round, and mature, no decanting necessary. The wine feels great on your palate with all its sweet, earthy plums. There is a touch of herbs and olive in the finish that adds to the complexity.

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Textbook mature Pomerol packed with truffle, plum, chocolate, black cherry and spice, plush textures and a a layer of sweet, ripe, dark red berries and cocoa in the finish. The is showing great today. There is no reason to age this any longer.

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Fully mature, with a truffle, tobacco, plum, dark cherry and earthy nose, the wine is soft and round, finishing with an elegant, plum and cocoa note. Fully mature, there is no reason to wait to pop a cork.

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Chocolate covered cherries, truffle, plums, spice box and fresh floral scents emerge with little effort. This is a rich, concentrated, full bodied effort that offers an opulent, sophisticated character. The wine finishes with a sensuous, lush, long, truffle, spice and black cherry liqueur sensation. This Pomerol is fully mature. There is no reason to wait as it's unlikely to improve much from here.

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Beautiful truffle scents, fresh plums, complicated by coffee, smoke, chocolate, forest floor and all spice creates a beautiful complex perfume. This fully mature Pomerol is pure sensuous, elegance in a glass. Sweet ripe plums, cherries, cocoa and spice linger in the finish.

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Truffles, plums bitter chocolate, spice, cassis and earthy aromas, soft, delicate, feminine textures and a black cherry, spice and plum finish are found in this fully mature Pomerol wine.

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1985 L'Evangile is filled with truffle, plum, floral, tobacco, forest floor, nutmeg and earthy aromas. Fully mature, with the patina of age in the mouth, elegant and refined textures, the wine concludes with spice filled, blackberry and red plum sensations. This wine is at the peak of maturity. It needs to be drunk up within the next 5 years before it starts to gently decline.

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Truffle, tobacco, chocolate, plum, mocha and fresh berrie scents poke out of the glass. This plummy wine is soft, elegant, supple and round in texture and ends in a fresh, black raspberry, plum and coco filled finish. This is probably close to full maturity.

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The intoxicating perfume of raspberries, anise, mushrooms and spices fill the air. The palate is bathed in silky, essences of ripe red and black fruits. If a dictionary gave an example of a sensuous, elegant Bordeaux, the 85 L' Evangile would be the wine used to illustrate that example. Close to full maturity, this will easily 15 or more years.

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1983 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 87

Notes of english breakfast tea, strawberry jam, cherries, smoke and coffee are easy to find. The palate shows a pronounced strawberry flavor. But, while the initial attack is lush, that quickly dissipates and the flavors become tart. Fortunately, the finish is short. This is not a wine to buy. This is a wine to open if you have it as it will only get worse from here.

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1982 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 97

The truffle essence in this beauty. They just keep on coming. Just behind the truffle, you find flowers, plums, wet earth, forest and tobacco leaf aromas. Silky, intense, polished and complex, the wine moves from truffle, to fruit, to herbs and back to fruit. Everything really lingers and expands. There is a citrus note in the endnote that adds a lot to the complexity. This is fully mature, but should continue offering sublime drinking for years. The wine was made from a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Picking took place September 16 to September 23. The wine reached 12.85% alcohol with a pH of 3.78. As a side note, for the 1982 vintage, the amount of new, French oak barrels used in close to 10%.

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Ready to go, this is rockin at full speed! Lush, sensuous, opulent textures, loads of sweet, juicy black plums, smoke, licorice, dark chocolate and truffle, with a silky, sweet, dark, red berry finish. This is a hedonistic treat indeed.

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Plummy, truffle, licorice, dark chocolate, mint and fresh strawberry notes open up the beguiling perfume. Silky, sexy, polished, and lush, the finish feels great on your palate with its opulent, sensuous textures.

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Ruby in color, scents of truffle, smoke, black raspberry and hints of violet come forward with just a little bit of effort. With silky textures, the wine is supple and long ending with a sweet, fresh cherry finish with just a hint of green in the end note. This was a good bottle of a wine that is at times stunning.

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A stunning nose of truffle, earth, chocolate, coffee, plums, barnyard, spice and black cherry explode as soon as the wine hits your glass. This is sexy, fat, dense, concentrated, lush and packed with silky, ripe and almost over ripe cherries. Opulent, bordering on decadence, this beautiful Bordeaux wine is drinking perfectly today.

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This wine grabbed me from the first whiff of its ostentatious perfume. Truffles, chocolate fudge, Asian spice, forest floor and a hint of cherry pipe tobacco. This powerful wine is smooth as silk that feels like it was just polished with crushed velvet. Mouth coating layers of rich, black cherry liqueur and dark plums with hints of chocolate remain on your palate for almost 60 seconds! The improved in the glass for 2 hours. This will only get better with time.

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Wow, this is a sex bomb of a wine. Thick, rich, deeply concentrated. Very opulent. The texture is like drinking liquid velvet. Still not fully mature, I expect this to improve and develop more complexity. But there is no reason to hold it as it’s so good today.

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Plums, spices, black fruit and truffles soared from the glass. The palate was pleased with its silk meets power texture. The velvet laced finish was filled with plums, chocolate and spice.

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Plums, oak, spices and a mélange of red and black fruit were easy to find. But the layers of decadent, ripe Pomerol fruit grabbed and kept your attention.

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Tasting this wine reminded me of biting into a juicy ripe plum and savoring the fruit as it remained in my mouth. This wine was all about silk, opulence and satin. But it's no wimpy wine. It offers the palate a selection of ripe and almost over ripe red and black fruits. The texture silk and velvet.

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1975 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 89

Rust colored, but with a complex nose of root beer, licorice, truffle, earth, spice and smoke. The finish was short and lacked the same level of complexity found in the nose. I imagine there are much better bottles of this wine

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1964 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 92

Medium bodied, earthy and showing a lot of tobacco, forest floor and cherry tones, the wine is not as sensuous as I had hoped. There was a stern character to the tannins, and in the spicy, red cherry and plum finish. This is not a candidate for further aging.

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1948 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 95

My first 1948 Pomerol was a revelation. What a stunner. With the patina of age, there was still some sweetness left in the ripe cherries that married perfectly with the truffle and tobacco notes. Pure silk textures and an elegant finish wrapped things up nicely.

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1929 Château L'Evangile  (Pomerol) 80

We've all had bottles that did not perform to the level we hoped it would be. But when you personally cellared a bottle for 15 years or so, and it was a dud, the sting seems so much sharper. Tea like in color, the fruit had faded, the wine was tart, spicy and bright, medium/full bodied, with more earth and acid than fruit, which focused on strawberries in the finish. This is simply more proof that few things are not eventually touched by the hand of Father Time.

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