1983 l'Evangile, Pomerol

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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. Try after 1997.--The Bordeaux 50." (10/94) 90 points Robert Parker: "Consistently an outstanding success for L'Evangile, the 1983 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of black raspberries, Asian spices, and minerals. Not a blockbuster claret, it is an elegant, medium-bodied, beautifully knit Pomerol with a seductive perfume, and soft, round, lush flavors with no hard edges. This wine remains remarkably fresh and vibrant, with good length. It should hold at its current plateau of maturity. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted 12/95." (Bordeaux Book, 1998)

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