One-hundred percent new oak was employed for this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The 1999 l'Evangile is sweet, with low acidity, ripe tannin, and a seamless, hedonistic personality. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by thick, rich, fleshy flavors. This is a candidate to be one of the most precocious L'Evangiles of the last decade. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2016.
89-92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 134 - Apr 2001)
Rich and lovely wine for the vintage. Aromas of berries, herbs and tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Soft and delicious. Best after 2004.
90 points, Wine Spectator (Mar 2002)