Red

1990 Château L'Evangile

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
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Community Tasting Notes 126

  • hargy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 20, 2017 - a most wonderful bouquet - tasted 'hollow' initially but filled wonderfully over time - needs at least a couple of hours after decanting - I think this may well just get better and better

  • fclarity wrote: (94 points)

    October 15, 2017 - From a bottle purchased on release, this wine had a red/purple center and oranging rims. The medium intensity nose shoed classic Bordeaux must at first and not much more. After 5 hours of air, this wine showed a medium+ intensity nose of plums, mocha, black cherries, and tan spices.

    This wine was pretty simple in the mouth for several hours. It was always light and rounded. However, as it aired, the tannins grew from being essentially absent to light, rounded, and attractive. The acidity became more pronounced and fine-grained. The finish also picked up considerable length.

    This wine was attractively made. However, I would have to say that this seemed to lack the weight and complexity of the '82. Moreover, it is far from clear that this wine will improve. However, it is an attractive wine that will certainly last for 2+ more decades. If you don't give it 5+ hours in a decanter before you start drinking it, you will short change your experience.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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
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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 2,235 (70%)
  • Consumed 897 (28%)

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Community Recommendations

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

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