2000 Evangile 750ml

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WA 98   WS 96   IWC 92-95   Collector 97
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

This is an absolutely spectacular L'Evangile. It remains to be seen whether 2009 will eclipse this great effort. Largely a Merlot-dominated blend with some Cabernet Franc in it, the greatness of this terroir is exhibited in the complexity of the nose, which offers up hints of subtle chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, truffle, barbecue smoke, and graphite. Dense, rich, and full-bodied, with an opulence and succulence that are prodigious, the tannins are present but extremely sweet, and the wine multi-dimensional and just emerging as a compellingly complex, head-turning beauty. Drink it now and over the next 20-25 years. Kudos to L'Evangile.

Drink Dates: 2010-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 189

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Great concentration to this wine. Yet harmonious and classy. The ripe fruit and toasted oak jumps out of the glass in this one. Full-bodied, with an opulent fruit, coffee and milk chocolate character. Velvety and round textured. 2,800 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92-95

Saturated ruby. Superripe aromas of black and red fruits and dark chocolate; almost but not quite pruney. Then pliant, sweet and lush, with explosive black raspberry fruit and lots of early personality. This is downright hedonistic and deceptively soft. Finishes very long and ripe, with extremely fine tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Aias
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 09/01/2007
Terrific floral scent. Velvet texture. Fruit flavor with a hint of chocolate. Slightly sweet.

Rating: 98
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/01/2005
This wine has lost much of the stunning aromatics it displayed when Oeno-File first reviewed it in the summer of 2003. In order to make up for the loss the wine has put on significant weight and now presents much thicker with deeply concentrated and viscous fruit. Give it a decade more in the cellar and then prepare to be amazed.

Rating: 96
Author: gd10102
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 09/30/2009

Average rating: 96, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2089 bottles owned by 346 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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