1995 L'Evangile - Wine Advocate # 109 - Feb 1997: This brilliant estate, adjacent to La Conseillante, Petrus, and Vieux-Chateau-Certan, has turned in exemplary efforts in 1993-95. An awesome success, L'Evangile's 1995 is opaque purple-colored, with a complex, provocative, profound nose of jammy blueberry and black-raspberry fruit nicely infused with smoky oak. The wine is fabulously extracted and full-bodied, with gobs of glycerin, extract, and richness. A profound, multi-dimensional L'Evangile, it will come close to equaling the 1990. Let's hope Madame Ducasse can keep the winemaking team of Lafite-Rothschild (who owns a significant chunk of this estate) from over-zealously fining and filtering this wine at bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2022.