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2005 Evangile Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pomerol - Red

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

In 1990, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) acquired L'Evangile from the Ducasse family, who had run the property since around 1900. DBR was interested in bringing sustained care to the operation. DBR's initial influence included a more refined selection of the fine wines, and the creation of Blason de L'Evangile as a second wine. Efforts also included enhancing the vines' health with a... More »

Score
100
JR 18
IWC 94
WA 95
WS 100
Drink Dates
WA: 2012-2030 WS: 2015+
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750ml $325.00
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

Good deep red-ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, plum, minerals, truffle and smoked meat, complicated by torrefaction notes of coffee and chocolate; very ripe but not at all roasted. Enters sweet and silky, with an almost weightless impression, then saturates the palate with seamless flavors of dark berries, minerals and cocoa powder. Finishes long and fresh, with sophisticated, fine-grained tannins and piquant minerality. A beauty.

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JR 18
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2013-2022

Sweet and rich on the nose. Good life and really satiny completeness. No rough edges but lots of fine, ripe tannin. Racy and rich. I swallowed this! Even at 7.10pm after more than five hours of tasting and spitting... Very neat and complete. OK, a hint of oak but very good overall.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 176
Drink Dates 2012-2030

L'Evangile's sublime 2005, a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, is the first wine made in their brand new cuverie. Sadly, there are fewer than 3,500 cases of this deep purple-colored offering. A gorgeous nose of meat juices, black raspberries, chocolate, espresso, and notions of truffle oil as well as smoke is followed by a full-bodied Pomerol displaying sweet tannin, a flawless texture, and stunning complexity. While surprisingly showy and forward for a l'Evangile, it will undoubtedly shut down over the next year or so.

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WS 100
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2015+

Dark in color, almost purple black, with pure tapenade and hints of ripe plum and berry. Full-bodied, with layer upon layer of velvety tannins and chocolate, berry, vanilla and tea flavors. Lasts for minutes. I am blown away by this wine. This has been amazing since the moment I tasted it from barrel. Reminds me of the superb 1950.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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