Going downhill by my book. Tried this wine for the first time 4 years ago and it was in much better shape. Opened and decanted, aerated for two hours and drank over another two hours. Bricking throughout like a tawny port. Nice nose of plums, spice cake, on the palate silky entry but slightly disappointing and thin mid palate, dusty finish with dry tannins overshadowing the fruit. The fruit faded after two hours in the decanter signalling the wine might be on its way to declining.
Mature, with the patina of aged silk in its texture, a nose of floral, truffle, plums and cherries and soft,fresh, clean, but not quite exciting, slightly dusty finish. The wine was very good, but it seems to lack the level of excitement expected from a 1990 Pomerol. I'm happy to drink what I have, but I would not buy more to replace them when they are gone.
Bt decanted for 1.5hrs, med to deep garnet, nose of tobacco, chocolate, plum and cedar. Perfect posture of acidity and sweetness, tannin is soft, powerful but maintain composure and long, ending with nice oak spice too.
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(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.
(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
(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
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