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Château l'Evangile 1995

Château l'Evangile 1995
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SG$3,500 Incl. GST & DP1 Imperial (6l) |
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    Parker : 92 / 100
    J. Robinson : 15 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    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. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.
    BordeauxPomerol
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Conventional viticulture

    J. Robinson
    15

    J. Suckling
    90

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pomerol

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château l'Evangile

    Parker
    92

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

    Is promo
    No

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