Tasting Notes L'Evangile 2006
Tasted blind at Southwold '06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a languid, sensuous nose with bright red-berried fruit, strawberry, cranberry and a touch of granite. Superb definition and sense of clarity. The palate is medium-bodied, a hint of iodine on the entry but lovely cohesion and harmony on the mid-palate, sensuous towards the finish. Very stylish. This is one of the finest wines from L'Evangile in recent years. Bravo! Tasted January 2010.
The sexy, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2006 l'Evangile achieved 14% natural alcohol, as high as any of the great vintages at this estate. Abundant amounts of dark raspberry and black cherry fruit intertwined with sweet plums and hints of figs as well as spring flowers jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, fleshy, supple-textured, silky wine. Drink it now or cellar it for 15-20 years.