2010 Pomerol from Bordeaux.
The 2010 Chateau l'Evangile gets its name from the exceptional conditions which guaranteed a slow and steady ripeness of the grape-varieties. This Pomerol displays a dark red colour and offers a remarkable intensity of scrumptious, fresh dark fruits. It gives off pleasant mocha, raspberry, wild strawberry and black cherry notes. Precise, frank and elegant, the palate offers a strong attack with a good concentration of distinguished, ripped, creamy and silky tannins. The finish remains fresh on the whole which gives a character of aromatic richness to this 2010 Pomerol Evangile. Itr offers a good ageing potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Another spectacular effort from L'Evangile, the 2010 is a close rival to the 2009 and should be fascinating to compare with that vintage over the next 30 or so years. Stunningly rich and black/purple in color, the 2010 L'Evangile offers up the tell-tale floral note as well as black raspberry jam intermixed with cassis and kirsch. There are also ethereal floral notes and a hint of background oak. The pH is slightly above average (3.7 versus the pH of 4.0 that the 2009 and 2000 possessed). This is a massive, rich, very impressive L'Evangile, and readers should take note of the "+" in my rating, which could certainly push this wine way up there. Remarkably, I was shocked when I learned that this wine was aged in 100% new oak, as the oak is a background element in this blockbuster l'Evangile. Forget it for 3-5 years, and drink it over the following 30-40.