2001 l'Evangile, Pomerol
92 points Wine Specator: "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." (03/04) 92 points Stephen Tanzer: "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." (05/04) 91 points Robert Parker: "...Port-like aromas, with loads of ripe raspberry and cherry aromas and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a rich and wonderful finish. Goes on and on. Big and rich, but still not giving you all it has.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008." (06/04) K&L's notes - 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.