2004 l'Evangile, Pomerol

SKU #1026463 96 points Wine & Spirits

 L'Evangile gives as much pleasure in its aroma as it does in the weightless harmony of its flavors. It's not enough to enumerate the subtle layers of fresh fruit-from wild raspberry to strawberry and darker, succulent cherries-the transcendent floral scents or the clarity with which the oak frames those components. The impression of beauty those flavors impart lasts for minutes. Irresistible.  (10/2007)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A stunning example of the vintage, the 2004 l’Evangile is not far off the pace of their brilliant 2005. A blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc (3,000+ cases produced), it exhibits a deep ruby/plum color, superb ripeness, and sweet blackberry, truffle, acacia flower, licorice, and toasty oak aromas. This knock-out effort is surprisingly rich, opulent, and fruity with good glycerin, medium to full body, and a stunning finish. It should drink beautifully young yet age for 15 or more years. (RP)  (6/2007)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated ruby-red. Wild aromas of plum, cured meat, milk chocolate, smoke, mace and cinnamon stick. Sweet and opulent for the vintage, with a distinctly velvety texture to the flavors of plum, mulberry, smoked meat and exotic spices. Finishes broad and sweet, with sexy suggestions of woodsmoke, chocolate and wild herbs. I've had a soft spot for this wine from the outset. (ST)  (5/2007)

91 points Wine Spectator

 The milk chocolate, berry and cedar character on the nose is subtle and refined. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a refined finish. All in finesse and elegance. (JS)  (3/2007)

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