2001 l'Evangile, Pomerol
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at the Dynasty restaurant in Hong Kong. Served from a magnum, the 2001 l’Evangile is a beautiful wine. It has a sensual bouquet with black fruits, black truffle, a fleeting glimpse of an exotic scent such as almond and coconut that is soon replaced by earthier aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine balance, supple and succulent in the mouth with a smooth, velvety texture, the opulent finish belying the structure underneath. The finish is decorated with black truffle and a touch of liquorice, although I would have liked a little more length here. Tasted November 2011. (Neil Martin's Wine Journal)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark ruby-red. Deep, inviting aromas of sappy berry liqueur and truffle. Lush, silky and sweet, with expressive flavors of blackberry, currant, truffle and chocolate nicely framed by harmonious acidity. The most classically Pomerol of these three vintages, but also has solid underlying structure. The broad tannins spread out to coat the palate on the suave, subtly gripping finish.
Beautiful aromas of chocolate, blackberry and light cappuccino follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long finish. Delicious already but will be much better in a few years. Yummy wine. Best after 2008.
79% Merlot, 21% Cab Franc. A big wine with chocolate aromas. Closed a bit, but holding back. Will be great. Has everything there--just needs to blossom out. Superb.