Red

1990 Château L'Evangile

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
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Community Tasting Notes 124

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (94 points)

    May 18, 2017 - Mature, full bodied and richly textured, the concentrated wine delivers a blend of truffle, plum, black cherry and dark chocolate. Lush, opulent and with staying power, this is probably close to fully mature.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Kemo Sabe Likes this wine: (95 points)

    April 24, 2017 - Far more nuanced than the rest of the wines in the flight and indicative of a well aged Bordeaux. Some spice, olive and sious bois. Much higher complexity here and a ton of elegance. Drinking really well right now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dream wrote: (91 points)

    March 21, 2017 - Very soft and round with a lovely ethereal texture amidst flavors of smoky black fruits and dark spices. Finishes smooth but not as complex as I would've hoped.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • walkerjfw wrote: (95 points)

    March 19, 2017 - BYO dinner with Ray/Shaun/CVA/Fabian - Bordeaux and "ABC" Whites... (The Milling Room - NYC): This was one of my contributions for the evening. Bottle bought at auction several years ago. Decanted for about 45 minutes prior to drinking, consumed over 2 hours.

    Deep ruby color, mild seperation. Nose of red fruits, truffle pencil/graphite, underbrush and violets. Palate showing dusted black fruits, plums, pomegranate, floral notes, and baking spice. Velvety texture, classic Right Bank wine. Medium weight, long finish that showed secondary notes of red fruits and spice.

    This was an elegant, mature (IMO) Bdx that showed beautifully this night. Pomerol at its best...Tannins still present, suggesting a long arc ahead but drinking very well now. WOTN against some strong competition!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • tinybubbles Does not like this wine:

    February 3, 2017 - Weak and slightly astringent. 88

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/19/2013 (link)

    (Ch l'Évangile Pomerol Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

    (Château l’Evangile) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Weekend in Macau, 9/9/2007

    (L’Evangile) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/17/2006 (link)

    (Ch L'Évangile Pomerol Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

    (L.Evangile) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

    (L'évangile L'evangile) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/23/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Château L'Evangile) Bricking, a little cloudy, medium dark red violet color with clear meniscus; beef jus, tart plum, tart cassis nose; maturing yet a little tight still, tart cassis, tart black fruit, tart plum, beef jus palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/30/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Château L'Evangile) Dark red violet color; nice leather, tobacco nose; beefy, mature, leather, mineral palate; long finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/6/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château L'Evangile) Black fruit, fig and mineral nose; tart black fruit, earthy, mineral and iron palate; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château L'Evangile
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Pomerol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 52 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,238 (71%)
  • Consumed 869 (28%)

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Community Recommendations

Cabinbert & St.Em, grilled quail, stone crab, waygu

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