Red

1990 Château L'Evangile

Red Bordeaux Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 90

  • salil wrote: (95 points)

    November 13, 2014 - Very much wow stuff. Easily my favorite of the Bordeaux at the table with a stunning aroma combining red fruits, cedar, spice, sandalwood, and other exotic spicy and floral notes, and a palate that's all silken elegance and finesse. So polished and easy to drink, just a stunning wine that seems to be at peak.

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  • La Turque wrote: (94 points)

    October 26, 2014 - Garnet in colour. A fantastic nose of cedar, undergrowth--"old Bordeaux". Opened several hours in advance of dinking and allowed to slow-ox. Medium bodied, sexy mouthfeel, beautiful balance, good fruit. Drink soon.

  • chitownmb wrote: (92 points)

    August 15, 2014 - Opened about 2 hours prior to drinking. Well balanced with soft tannins, bright fruit

  • La Turque wrote: (93 points)

    August 7, 2014 - Showing some age, with a brick rim and garnet core. Lovely acidity and tannin. The structure has receded to something quite sexy. Complex on the nose and palate. Cedar, black fruits, spices. The only knock on the wine is a bit of a lack of fruit. This wine was fabulous at 18 to 20 years of age. Drink up.

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  • Edclr Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 4, 2014 - Experience similar to last bottle, just not as advertised.. The cabernet based 90's are drinking better and with more fruit than this baby..maybe its a 100 point wine in the waiting? Had it alongside 85 Cos and the Cos was softer, more drinkable, all around better wine.

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Pro Reviews 8

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

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

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

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  • 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.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Weekend in Macau, 9/9/2007 96 points

    (L’Evangile) The 1990 L’Evangile has always been one of my pet wines, and I have always considered it to be undervalued. If 1961 L’Evangile is one-third the price of 1961 Petrus, then how is 1990 L’Evangile one-twelfth the price of the ’90 Petrus? There is an equivalent qualitative analysis that can be made between those two years, and other years between the two producers. I guess L’Evangile is one of those rare Bordeaux that is actually undervalued, ahem ahem. Can you say market correction? Sorry, I’m digressing again. The 1990 L’Evangile was classic, very expressive with lots of tannins and alcohol in the nose. It also had luscious fruit, a plum, cassis and black olive trifecta. There were secondary brick, wheat and nut aromas. Its fruit was meltingly sweet, and red mixed in with purple and a splash of black. It was quite explosive on the finish with its tannins and acidity, yet it was still balanced with a wealth of a fruit rainbow. Green olive flavors graced its finish. It was just flat-out delicious wine, still sturdy, long and fine. Some food toned down the (positive) aggressive nature of its t ‘n a qualities, but its acidity stayed long and scintillating

  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005 93 points

    (L.Evangile) was a little dirty in the nose with lots of earth, bread, hay, plum and dark fruits behind it. The palate was round and rich, very firm and long in the finish. It was in a bit of a dumb spot right now it seemed and got simpler in the glass, or as Ray bluntly put it, it .fell apart.. Clive told us how L.Evangile has improved tremendously over the past 15 years, and the location of its vineyards was next to La Conseillante, VCC and Petrus. .Terroir does not lie, and this should be one of the best,. although the 1990 was .tough and a bit tannic.. Only 15 ½ from Clive, although I gave it

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 36 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1905 (76%)
  • Consumed 553 (22%)

Food Pairing

Beaufort d'ete, Rack of loin lamb, stone crab, waygu

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