2005, Evangile

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93 - 95+

Drinking Dates: 2010-2030

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 24-Apr-2006

The 2014 L'Evangile comes racing out of the blocks on the nose with plenty of black cherry, blueberry, cold stone and black truffle scents, quintessentially Pomerol with impressive delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture, lovely black fruit here laced with Earl Grey, spice and sage, quite intense and fanning out gloriously towards the long finish. This seems to have gained precision after bottling and I did warn that it may merit a higher score. This is a deeply impressive L'Evangile that might challenge Lafite-Rothschild in the long term. Chapeau!