Tasting Notes L'Evangile 2002
A successful wine for a Right Bank Pomerol, this is an elegant but strongly constituted, medium-bodied L'Evangile with a deep ruby/purple-tinged color, sweet blackberry, raspberry notes, with a distinctive earthiness, medium body, surprising potency (13.8% alcohol) and a long finish with sweet tannin. The blend in 2002, according to Jean Pascal Vazart, was 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc. The tannins are sweeter than I would have thought, so I suspect this wine will drink well early, but have good keeping qualities. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.
The nose is very closed. Medium bodied palate, quite toasty with delicate black fruits, liquorice and tar. Not a powerful wine like usual from L'Evangile, far more reserved and a bit jammy on the finish. A decent wine but not by L'Evangile's standards. Tasted April 2003.