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2009 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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2009 Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol

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

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94(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Deep inky-ruby.  A fresh violet topnote lifts and complicates aromas of dark plum and cassis on the enticing nose.  Quite pure in the mouth, with mineral-driven flavors of dark berries, creamy milk chocolate and smoky plum.  Lively framing acidity extends the wine's flavors impressively through a long finish.  This has lost some baby fat but picked up more gracefulness since I tried it in the spring of 2010.  (ID)

97 Points | Wine Spectator
100 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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