1990 Evangile 750ml

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RP 96   WS 95   JR 18.5+   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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.

Drink Dates: 2000-2020
Author: Robert Parker

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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.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Suckling

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18.5+

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.

Drink Dates: 1998-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Murray
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/24/2013
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.

Rating: 93
Author: PLevensohn
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 05/17/2009
Drink Dates:
The fruit has come off a little bit relative to other 1990 Bordeaux. Maybe a little long in the tooth and reaching maturity.

Rating: 92
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/10/2013
Much better bottle than last. No brett. Typical Bordeaux scent. Medium body.

Rating: 90
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/25/2014

Rating: 90
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/25/2011
Drink Dates: 2000-2013
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.

Average rating: 95, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2239 bottles owned by 376 collectors.

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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!

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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