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2008 L'Evangile Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP 94
  • NM 93
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
  • ST 91

Reviews for 2008 L'Evangile Bordeaux Blend

RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
A 2700-case blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped at a low 27 hectoliters per hectare (compare that with 39 hectoliters per hectare in 2009 and 31 in 2010) this superb claret was aged 18 months in 75% new... A 2700-case blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped at a low 27 hectoliters per hectare (compare that with 39 hectoliters per hectare in 2009 and 31 in 2010) this superb claret was aged 18 months in 75% new French oak. Mulberry spring flower black cherry and raspberry characteristics as well as hints of spice and coffee emerge from this full-bodied opulent structured beauty. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Like Chateau Lafleur, this wine detests blind tastings and often comes across as rather “curmudgeonly”, deprived of its due attention apropos decanting etc. Unsurprisingly... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Like Chateau Lafleur, this wine detests blind tastings and often comes across as rather “curmudgeonly”, deprived of its due attention apropos decanting etc. Unsurprisingly, the l’Evangile 2008 is a little reticent on the nose: floral red fruit, very Merlot dominated with no Cabernet Franc. It opens nicely in the glass and shows real precision. The palate has a touch of piquancy on the entry, sharp citric acidity, nice tension even though it is just a little abrasive towards the finish. It is pinched at the moment but it should open up and indeed, a second bottle was more animated and tense.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Fleshy but pure and elegant with a gorgeous beam of raspberry ganache plum sauce and cherry preserve laced with subtle graphite spice and violet hints. The long finish is persistent but with some admirable power in... Fleshy but pure and elegant with a gorgeous beam of raspberry ganache plum sauce and cherry preserve laced with subtle graphite spice and violet hints. The long finish is persistent but with some admirable power in reserve. Best from 2013 through 2020. 2700 cases made. -JM
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Chocolate and berry and rich with gorgeous nose. Plums and berries. Full and super soft with a lovely velvety texture. Loads going on. Builds on the palate with a lovely depth of fruit and balance. A beauty.
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni Vinous, July 2011
91+ Full, deep red-ruby. Exotic aromas of dark berries, cocoa, underbrush and ink. Thick, broad and full, but with lively acidity giving a light touch to the rich, dense dark fruit, balsamic vinegar and chocolate flavors... 91+ Full, deep red-ruby. Exotic aromas of dark berries, cocoa, underbrush and ink. Thick, broad and full, but with lively acidity giving a light touch to the rich, dense dark fruit, balsamic vinegar and chocolate flavors. Finishes long and oaky, with an opulent, high-alcohol mouthfeel, big tannins and a note of fresh herbs.