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Château L'Evangile





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2011

12x75cl £1,140.00

1 case Equiv. £95.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Having championed this estate for many years, we were delighted that their 2009 received 100 points from Robert Parker; well deserved recognition of the work that Domaines Barons de Rothschild has undertaken here. For the 2011 vintage, six hectares of additional vines have been added to the estate, bringing the total area to 22ha. Analytically the 2011 weighs in with an impressive IPT of 76 (more than 2010), 4pH, 13.6% of alcohol cropped from yields of 32hl/ha. At first this is rather stubborn and demure, with aeration the bouquet opens with notes of caramel, ripe blue fruit and cassis. There is wonderful intensity on the palate; clear unbridled black fruits, gravelly minerality and super-silky texture. If this isn't quite as concentrated as the magnificent 2010 or 2009, it makes up for it with precision and elegance. A deeply serious effort produced from 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

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