2012 L'Evangile, Pomerol

SKU #1191598 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This dark ruby/plum Pomerol offers up sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, velvety tannin, medium to full body, and a nice lushness and silkiness. A beauty with great fragrance and suppleness, it’s not enormously endowed, as a great vintage would be, but it is certainly an outstanding wine and a brilliant effort from ’Evangile in 2012. Drink it over the next 15 years. (RP)  (4/2015)

94 points Wine Spectator

 A dense, dark, woodsy style, with loads of tobacco, charcoal and tar holding sway over steeped plum, black currant and Black Mission fig flavors. Shows a serious graphite bolt on the finish, along with a tug of dark earth. A rather powerful rendition of Pomerol that will need some time to stretch out fully. (JM)  (3/2015)

93-94 points James Suckling

 Lots of mineral, black chocolate and crushed raspberry character. Full-bodied, yet tight and reserved with pretty mineral, chalk and light salty character that turns to spices and blackberries. Better in 2019 but already gorgeous. Always like this.  (2/2015)

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Very deep purple-ruby. Intense aromas of cassis, plum, bay leaf, minerals and aromatic herbs. Beautiful silky texture on entry, then wonderfully supple in the middle, with the blueberry and blackcurrant syrup flavors lingering impressively on the back end. Finishes with rising but smooth tannins and a trace of heat, but this is an extremely successful wine. (ID)  (6/2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Very sweet, dramatic and opulent. Exceedingly well polished. Quite forward. The tannins are virtually hidden by the overwhelming weight of impressively ripe fruit. A slightly medicinal hint. Long and savoury finish. 17.5/20 points (JR)  (1/2016)

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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/27/2016 | Send Email
This is one of the greatest wines of the vintage! The rich, black fruit is sexy, polished and persistent; like a Ferrari. L'Evangile is just a fabulous-tasting wine in any vintage, and this tastes like a great one. 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2015 | Send Email
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We always love the wines from Evangile-ever since we met madame Ducasse in the late 1980s. A very lush wine on the palate. Tons of blackberry fruit flavors. Round tannins. Drink in a few years.
Drink from 2017 to 2027

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- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.


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