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1999 Château l'Évangile

  • 89 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52433-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Full medium ruby. Expressive aromas of berries, licorice and smoky oak. Lively, impressively fresh flavors of black raspberry, blueberry and chocolate. Less stuffed with fruit than the '00 but quite suave. Finishes with very good length and strong oak tones.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Looks quite evolved. Rich and sweet and powerful. A definitely dusty overlay with some slightly rustic tannins but real integrity. This does taste like old-fashioned Pomerol! Notably less fruit-forward than modern wines. Long. Pretty impressive, though specifically for classicists.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Rich and lovely wine for the vintage. Aromas of berries, herbs and tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Soft and delicious.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The dark purple-colored 1999 L'Evangile is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. It reveals an unexpected touch of herbaceousness, which cost it a point or two in the ultimate rating. Nevertheless, the striking, evolved, hedonistic perfume of melted licorice intermixed with black raspberries, minerals, and truffles is an intellectual turn-on. This is a beautiful, medium to full-bodied L'Evangile with a sweet attack and mid-palate. It may merit a higher score, depending on its evolution.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    I wish I had more L?Evangile in my cellar. Strong smoky cherry, chocolate, and herb aromas. Silky smooth on the palate with plenty of milk chocolate, oak, and plum. Already drinking fabulously, time will only help the wine to improve. One my favorites from the '99 vintage. 71% Merlot and 29% Franc. Drink now (2008) to 2020.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2020
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Nicely balanced Bordeaux. Core of blackberry and dark berry fruit. Ripe, nicely integrated tannins. Pleasant spiciness on the lengthy finish.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2018
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 88

    very big one !
    Author: Wang Chong
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

  • 167 bottles owned
  • 40 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 40 collectors)