1990 L'Evangile

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
abv 13.5%
  • 95 WS
  • 95 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52433-1990-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Big and ripe. Dark ruby-garnet color. Very ripe berry, chocolate and plum aromas. Full-bodied and chewy, with lots of tannins and a very ripe fruit finish. Tight, muscular and concentrated. Needs time.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. 4,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 96

    The 1990 remains one of the great modern day L'Evangiles, rivaling such superb vintages as 1995, 1985, 1982, 1975, 1950, and 1947. It possesses a deep purple color, a youthful but promising nose of sweet black fruits, chocolate, caramel, truffles, and minerals. The wine is exceptionally rich and full-bodied, with admirable glycerin and thickness. Its development in the glass indicates the wine is still in a youthful, dormant stage. The finish is full of sweet fruit, with the wine's extract concealing moderate tannin. The 1990 is a fabulously pure, rich L'Evangile to drink between the turn of the century and 2020.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Very deep crimson with a fully mature rim. Rich, fruity, velvety nose that is very slightly charred and, served blind, even more obviously Pomerol than a 1990. A slightly marie/oyster shells note. Velvety texture. Punchy palate impact - no fading flower. A roasted quality with an iron/mineral streak.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 10/17/2006
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: taipanli
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Claret: Cassis and currant on the nose. Coco and plum on the palate. Tannins are completely resolved and there is some bricking. Light on the mid palate but nice finish. Drink Now.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2013
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Much better bottle than last. No brett. Typical Bordeaux scent. Medium body.
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 4.5

    Outstanding wine. Didn't decant. Served a touch warm I thought at around 16 degrees. Earthy, dark fruit. Deep red/purple colour. Fruit still there but giving way to earthier notes on palate.
    Author: Murray
  • Self | Rating: 93

    The fruit has come off a little bit relative to other 1990 Bordeaux. Maybe a little long in the tooth and reaching maturity.
    Author: PLevensohn
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Unknown
    Author: marv
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

  • 2115 bottles owned
  • 243 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 243 collectors)