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1966 Château l'Évangile

  • 95 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52433-1966-1500

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Exceptionally deep blackish crimson. Mulberry flavours that were very enticing. Fresh, very lively yet with real concentration. So good I thought, blind, it was a 1961. Rich and velvety. A really lovely wine, and yet it is only half the price of the 2005 Evangile (around œ1,250 a case initially). This still has a lot of pleasure left to give. Great value at around œ60 a bottle.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 10/17/2006
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 85

    Fully mature, yet seemingly longer-lived than the 1970, the 1966 has more body and tannin, a vividly brilliant dark ruby color with just a touch of amber, and a long, satisfying, rich, plummy finish. It is a harmonious, supple, very fruity wine. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 3/79.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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!
    Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 3 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors