Château L'Evangile, Pomerol
Château L'Evangile

Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2006


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2006
12x75cl
DP
£1,718.46

2006
12x75cl
DP
£1,748.46


Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2006

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
14 %

Notes

This wine absolutely bowled us over: from the first traces of its fabulously sumptuous nose to the very end of its long and complex finish, it is a hedonistic pleasure dome of charm and pure enjoyment. There are suave, sexy aromas of sweet, toasty blackberry on the nose, with nuances of perfume; the palate is awash with pure, ripe strawberry; the tannins are so fresh and silky, very morish, and provide a perfect balance to the considerable weight and depth of flavour. This is voluptuous Pomerol at its most flamboyant, utterly irresistible! A blend of 86% merlot and 14% cabernet franc, l'Evangile was the first to begin harvesting in 2006, beginning on 13th September and ensuring a large proportion of their merlot was in before there was any sign of rain.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
05/2009

Notes
Bright ruby-red. Reduced, wild nose offers black raspberry, graphite, tobacco and dried flowers. Sweet, dense and deep, with a lush texture for the year and a chocolatey ripeness to the flavors of leather, game and cedar. For such a pliant, sexy Pomerol, this has lovely verve and backbone.

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France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château L'Evangile

Château L'Evangile

Evangile’s origins can be traced back to the 18th century when the estate was known as Fazilleau. It wasn’t until the turn of the 19th century that Monsieur Isambert purchased the domaine and renamed it Evangile. In 1862, Paul Caperon took ownership of the estate and it remained in his family until 1990 when Domaine Baron Rothschild bought a sizable stake. However, Simon Ducasse, the last of Paul Caperon’s descendants to manage Evangile, retained some shares and continued at the helm until 1999. Now the estate is under Domaine Baron Rothschild control and the current manager Mon. Jean Pascal Vazart has been responsible for some major renovations and improvements in wine making.

Evangile’s 14.8 hectares posses an exceptional terroir. Lying between Cheval Blanc and Petrus on an iron rich subsoil called cap de fer, the vineyards are planted with 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc. The average age of vines is approximately 30 years. Much of the vineyard was replanted by Simone’s father Louis after the devastating spring frosts of 1956.

The innovations and capital investment in the past decade has elevated Evangile to its rightful position as one of the superstars of the Pomerol commune and an estate to keep a close eye on in the future.

Fermentation takes place in concrete tanks with liberal pumping-over. The Grand Vin will spend 18 months in Barriques (70% new). The second label, Blason de l`Evangile is a similar blend, 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc (although the 2008 was 100% Merlot!), but ages in 2 year old barriques for 15 months.

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