This powerful Pomerol has been under the control of the winemaking team from Lafite since 1990 and in recent years the quality has been excellent. Very limited quantity. Baron Eric de Rothschild said of the estate "We could never resist to an extraordinary, unique terroir. Very different from the Médoc but absolutely outstanding"
"A blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, L'Evangile's 2001 exhibits a saturated purple color as well as a sweet nose of Chinese black tea intermixed with licorice, incense, black raspberry ice cream, and creme de cassis. Medium to full-bodied, with low acidity, silky tannins, and a plump, opulent texture, the wine appears to be adding both weight and nuances. This a beauty, although it will always be overshadowed by the mammoth 2000. " 91 pts Robert Parker