Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2018
Grapes: 80% Merlot % 20% Cabernet Franc, 22ha vineyard on iron-rich clay and gravel soils, certified organic from 2018, hand picked, 17hl/ha yield, matured in oak barrels for 18 months (70% new)
The property was purchased in 1990 by Domaines Baron de Rothschild, owner of Château Lafite Rothschild.
Dark, dense colour with beautiful glints of violet. Intense nose revealing stone fruit aromas with light vanilla and roasted notes. Full-bodied and generous on the palate culminating in a silky, smooth finish thanks to the sublime quality of the tannins in this vintage.
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"A very plush and exciting L'Evangile with polished, velvety tannins that set this up to be a classic. It's full-bodied with glorious fruit and a great center palate that has fantastic depth. It's so caressing and beautiful. So much here."
(98-99/100) points, James Suckling, JAMESSUCKLING.COM
"The 2018 L'Evangile is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes barreling out of the glass with explosive scents of boysenberries, stewed plums and baked blackberries with hints of lilacs, candied violets, Indian spices and garrigue, plus a touch of black truffles. Full-bodied, rich and powerful in the mouth, this blockbuster coats the palate with layers of black fruit preserves and exotic spices, framed by plush tannins and wonderful energy, finishing long and savory. Decadently approachable now, give it 4-5 years in bottle for maximum impact and drink it over the next 20+ years."
(97-99/100) points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WINE ADVOCATE, March 2021
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
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