1996 l'Evangile, Pomerol

SKU #110376 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1996 l'Evangile will undoubtedly be a controversial wine. The wine gives the impression of being over-extracted in its dark ruby/purple color and notes of prunes, raisins, Chinese black tea, blackberries, and cherry liqueur. It is rich and powerful, as well as tannic and disjointed, but medium to full-bodied, with excellent richness, and a long, over-ripe finish. It may take a few years to round into shape, but this could turn out to be an outstanding wine. (RP)  (4/1999)

88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Excellent deep ruby. Expressive nose of black raspberry, blackberry, and violets. Larger-scaled and more powerful than the '96 but less harmonious today, with the wine acids and tannins more noticeable. Ripe notes of chocolate and leather. (ST)  (6/1998)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Aromas of chocolate, blackberry and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long chewy finish. Extremely well done for the vintage. (JS, Web—2007)

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