Tasting Notes L'Evangile 1997
Tasted next to Clinet '97, this is certainly the better wine. A much deeper colour, more youthful. The nose has a touch of graphite and gravel inflecting the black fruits: good definition and lift, with a touch of espresso developing in the glass. The palate is full-bodied with good structure, the Cabernet seems quite ripe rendering this Left Bank in style. Reserved towards the finish, lacking a little flesh with a tobacco lingering on the aftertaste. Austere for L'Evangile but quite attractive. Drink now-2012. Tasted September 2006.
A pure, truffle and black raspberry-scented nose with oak in the background defines the classic style of l'Evangile. Nearly outstanding, this sexy, ripe, medium-bodied wine offers gorgeous levels of fruit, not a great deal of density, length, or tannin, but plenty of near-term appeal. Many consumers will score this offering higher on the pleasure meter than the above rating might suggest as it is very seductive. Anticipated maturity: now-2012.