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Château L'Evangile





Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Franc

Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2014

6x75cl £520.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

This Domaines Baron de Rothschild Pomerol perplexed us. Initially it displayed the blue clay, Petrusesque quality that this estate is capable of producing in exceptional years. We thought we'd found a star when the spectacular bouquet of decadent perfumed fruit, violets, sandalwood, blueberry and griotte liqueur leapt from the glass, however, our sample peeked too early. There is admirable and elegant fruit on the mid-palate, and a silky fluidity, but the more we worked with the wine, the more holes we started to discover. The technical team said that they chaptalized from 12.5% natural alcohol to 14.5%, which seems excessive and dare we say it leaves the wine a little disjointed. When the impressive up-front fruit has gone, there is a very dry tannic spine that dominates. In time, if the tannins resolve, this could be dazzling Evangile, but this stage we will reserve judgement.

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