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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Chateau L'Evangile  2000
Chateau L'Evangile 2000
(search item no. 56546)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $66.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We rounded out the century with a growing year just as early as in 1999. After a rainy spring, the summer was relatively overcast, but had produced rain. During the month of August, dry weather and a heat wave led us to begin the harvest of the first Merlots on 15 September. The Cabernet Francs were not harvested until the 27 September, so that they could fully mature. This patient wait for maturity paid off in the form of a silky and supple fine wine. It is obsidian in color, with a deep bouquet and a silky palate. It has a fine and velvety texture. This great vintage will surely age for a long time.

Great concentration to this wine. Yet it's harmonious and classy. The ripe fruit and toasted oak jump out of the glass. Full-bodied, with an opulent fruit, coffee, and milk chocolate character. Velvety and round textured.

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About Chateau L'Evangile:

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chaperon owned this small Pomerol estate the mid-19th Century and their direct descendants, the Ducasse Family, have since kept the property in their able hands. In 1990, Mrs. Luis Ducasse, wishing to ensure the long term stability of the vineyard and wanting to maintain the subtle quality of the most elegant wine of the area, brought in as a partner, Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).