1985 L'Evangile, Pomerol
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A beautiful L’Evangile and one of the vintage’s top successes, the color still retains a very dense ruby/purple with only a bit of lightening at the edge. A classic nose of liquid intermixed with black raspberries., blackberries, licorice, and a hint of truffle jumps from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, very concentrated, well-balanced, sweet, authoritatively powerful yet at the same time elegant wine. It has reached full maturity , where it should rest for some time to come. Anticipated maturity: Now-2017. Last tasted, 11/02.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red. Multidimensional nose melds red berry liqueur, milk chocolate, underbrush, truffle and smoke; seemed to shut down in the glass. Lush, silky and sweet, with sneaky ripe acidity giving the flavors clarity and penetration. Still a bit youthfully tight on the back end, but vinous and long. Drink now through 2015. 93(+?) points
Extremely deep colour. Similar still-crimson hue to the 1990 but even deeper. Less heavy than the 1990 with more obvious acidity -- that streak of refreshman that can be excessive in mnay 1985s now serves this rich style of wine particularly well. Less opulent than the 1990 but a more complete, slightly better balanced wine. Wonderfuly sleek with a beginning, middle and end to the tasting experience. 19/20 points.