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1996 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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1996 Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol

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

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88-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

Excellent deep ruby. Expressive nose of black raspberry, blackberry, and violets. Larger-scaled and more powerful than the '96 but less harmonious today, with the wine acids and tannins more noticeable. Ripe notes of chocolate and leather.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 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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