Parker 96 Punkte
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.
WineSpectator 96 Punkte
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.
Sattes, dichtes Pupur mit violetten Reflexen. Mitteldichtes, würziges Bouquet, floraler Touch, aber auch sanft blumige Noten. Samtig-seidige Textur, viel Brombeeren und etwas weniger Cassis, sehr feine und bereits geschmeidige Gerbstoffe, schöne Dichte im Finale, nobel, feminin.