1994 Evangile 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1994 Evangile
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Wine Advocate | 92

This brilliant estate, adjacent to La Conseillante, Petrus, and Vieux-Chateau-Certan, has turned in exemplary efforts in 1993-95. One of the vintage's most notable successes, L'Evangile's 1994 possesses a dense, saturated purple color, followed by a gorgeously sweet nose of framboise/cassis, with mineral and licorice notes in the background. This medium to full-bodied wine reveals a seamless, opulent texture, fabulous purity to its layers of fruit, as well as superb extraction and equilibrium. This terrific wine is one of the few 1994s that has most of its tannin concealed by the wine's wealth of fruit. It is a gorgeous L'Evangile.

Drink Dates: 2001-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 109

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Bordeaux Book(2003) | 90

One of the vintage's most notable successes, l'Evangile's 1994 has a dense plum/ruby color, a sweet nose of licorice, black raspberry, and currant with a hint of roasted herbs and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, very opulent, it has considerable richness in the front end and mid-section. Like most of the best 1994s, the one defect is the lack of sweetness and the relatively dry, tannic finish. Nevertheless, this is top-notch stuff from a vintage that provides many good surprises, although the style of the wines tend to be relatively firm, muscular, and structured.

Drink Dates: 2003-2020
Author: Robert Parker


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Score:
Author: Tiffani J417
Trust Rating: 60
Tasted On: 01/20/2008
Drink Dates: 2009
Score: 92
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/01/2005
Drink Dates: 2005-2014
Brilliant garnet hued wine with flat out gorgeous nuances of peanuts, smoke, mint, milk chocolate, and milky raspberry. Lots of grip - moderate tannins and excellent acidity. Fine length. 1994 is a bit of a forgotten vintage but the '94 L'Evangile certainly deserves some attention.
More Vintages and Sizes of Evangile:

1990 (750ml)

About This Producer


In 1990, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) acquired L'Evangile from the Ducasse family, who had run the property since around 1900. DBR was interested in bringing sustained care to the operation. DBR's initial influence included a more refined selection of the fine wines, and the creation of Blason de L'Evangile as a second wine. Efforts also included enhancing the vines' health with a restoration and renewal plan partially completed until 1998. The complete renovation of the vat room and the cellar which was finished in 2004 allowed the property to complete its new configuration.

A remarkable decade of vintages from 1995 to 2005 crowned the work with success. Among these, 1995, 1996, 200 and an exceptional 2005 stand out!

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