Sunday, October 24, 2010
Blason de L'Evangile Pomerol 1999 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant layers of black cherry, plum, and tobacco on the nose
Full bodied with velvety texture on the palate
Silky smooth finish that has smoky notes along with red berries and cedar
Drinking well-aged red Bordeaux is always a treat. My wife bought this wine for me as part of a selection of anniversary wines- we were married in 1999.
This Merlot-based Bordeaux is beautiful right now at 11 years old. The aromos and flavors integrate nicely and the textured is like velvet. As a point of reference, I saw a few bottles available on the internet for $50-60. I'd call this a relative value as the 1999 vintage was overlooked by many in anticipation of the highly acclaimed 2000's. Raise a glass!