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2001 Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol
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About Chateau L'Evangile

Add Chateau L'Evangile to the list of Bordeaux estates that the Rothschild group renovated and revitalized in the 20th century. Owned by the Ducasse family from 1862 on, the Rothschilds purchased Chateau L'Evangile in 1990.

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2001 Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol

Producer: Chateau L'Evangile
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2004

($140-$160) Dark ruby-red. Deep, inviting aromas of sappy berry liqueur and truffle. Lush, silky and sweet, with expressive flavors of blackberry, currant, truffle and chocolate nicely framed by harmonious acidity. The most classically Pomerol of these three vintages, but also has solid underlying structure. The broad tannins spread out to coat the palate on the suave, subtly gripping finish.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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