1999 Chateau L'Evangile, Pomerol (750ml)

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1999 Chateau L'Evangile
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pomerol
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 89-92WA, 90WS


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)