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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Chateau L'Evangile  2004
Chateau L'Evangile 2004
(search item no. 92342)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $149.99

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
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2004 vintage was marked by moderate rainfall in the winter, lots of rain in spring and a dry cool summer. The end of the season was superb, with fine dry weather in September and October resulting in remarkable phenolic maturity in the grapes. When tasted during the futures campaign, the vintage showed an intense nose with toasted, vanilla notes. There were also plenty of fruit notes, mainly raspberry, blackberry and blackcurrant. The wine is very intense on the palate, with silky ripe tannins. A long and powerful finish.

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Additional wines from Chateau L'Evangile:

  • 1990 (search item no. 134345)
  • 1994 (search item no. 41240)
  • 2001 (search item no. 86428)

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).