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Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2009


Colour: Red
Producer: Château L'Evangile
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol
Grape Variety: Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2009

1 case
Equiv. £306.67 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Since Evangile has been under the Baron Rothschild umbrella, this has regularly featured as one of our top Pomerols and even featured in our top wines of the vintage selections. The terroir is exceptional, situated between Cheval Blanc and Petrus and we are glad to report that they are again pressing all the right buttons. The 2009 is produced from 95% Merlot and just 5% Cabernet Franc, this is probably less flamboyant than the 2008 at this early stage, with a reserved, grown up nose, which is focussed, with brooding aromas of liquorice, molten rocks, deep black fruits and liquid minerals. The palate is awash with sumptuous purple fruits, chocolate plums and cherries. It is both decadent and very focused with restrained power, polished tannins, smooth, velvety texture and wonderful length of flavour. An immaculately made, multidimensional Evangile that will stand the test of time.

"An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947. The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L’Evangile ever made?" 100/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199

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