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1995 Château l'Évangile

  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52433-1995

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Beautiful aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a spicy, refined aftertaste.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Deep red-ruby. Deep, superripe, fully expressed aromas of black raspberry, chocolate, smoke and leather, plus a ripe vegetal nuance that contributes complexity. Velvety, lush and full in the mouth, but rather closed following the bottling; the wine sweetness is currently restrained. Conveys a sense of brooding power. The silky, fine tannins hit the palate very late. A superb vintage for this wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1998
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Light, muted nose. Opened out to something more gamey though with quite a bit of acidity (and tannins not that much in evidence - compared to the Ch Clinet tasted immediately before it).
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Tasted three times, this wine is closed, backward, and marginally less impressive after bottling than it was from cask. It is still an outstanding L'Evangile that may prove to be longer-lived than the sumptuous 1990, but perhaps not as opulently-styled. It remains one of the year's's top efforts. The dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of minerals, black raspberries, earth, and spice. The bottled wine seems toned down (too much fining and filtration?), compared with the pre-bottling samples, which had multiple layers of flesh and flavor dimension. High tannin in the finish and plenty of sweet fruit on the palate suggest this wine will turn out to be extra special. Could it have been even better if the filters had been junked in favor of a natural bottling? I think so, yet that being said, the wine's ferocious tannin level cannot conceal its outstanding ripeness, purity, and depth. However, do not expect this Pomerol to be drinkable for another 5-8 years, which is longer than I initially expected.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: jplante
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Impressive nose, dark and sweet fruit notes (figues? dark berries?). Still tannic, blows up in your mouth and then smoothly fades. Medium bodied and medium length, very pleasant and sweet.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: Tato
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Tasted at the Acker BYOB. Dense, dark with a long finish.
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: Ricknat1
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!

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1079 bottles owned
  • 143 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 143 collectors)