1983 l'Evangile, Pomerol (bin soiled label/slightly oxidized capsule)

SKU #950546 92 points Wine Spectator

 Good color with an infusion of plum and violet aromas; full-bodied and extremely fresh with plum, berry and dark chocolate flavors. Firm and fresh finish. A bit tough; needs time. (JS)  (10/1994)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Losing some of its luster, this wine reached maturity very quickly and now seems to be turning the corner in a slow downward spiral. The wine has a dark plum color with considerable amber at the edge. The exotic nose of dried herbs, camphor, Asian spice, licorice, and black fruits is followed by a soft, round, medium-bodied wine that is beginning to show some hardness to the tannin and a rather dry, scratchy finish. It needs to be drunk up, but still remains a very tasty, elegant style of l’Evangile. (RP)  (1/2003)

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