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.
Robert Parker 92
Tasted at the Dynasty restaurant in Hong Kong. Served from a magnum, the 2001 l’Evangile is a beautiful wine. It has a sensual bouquet with black fruits, black truffle, a fleeting glimpse of an exotic scent such as almond and coconut that is soon replaced by earthier aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine balance, supple and succulent in the mouth with a smooth, velvety texture, the opulent finish belying the structure underneath. The finish is decorated with black truffle and a touch of liquorice, although I would have liked a little more length here. Tasted November 2011.
Served blind with Eglise Clinet 2001. Bright crimson with a rusty rim. This was drier and more refined. Polished and refreshing. Great balance and appetising. Great stuff. An elegant Pomerol.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2032