Château L'Evangile, Pomerol
Château L'Evangile

Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2010


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2010
12x75cl
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£2,206.16


Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 2010

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
15 %

Notes

88.8% Merlot and 11.2% Cabernet Franc. A candidate for wine of the vintage; the Evangile 2010 stands out amongst some stiff competition. Chateau Lafite have been exploiting this fabulous terroir (between Cheval Blanc and Petrus) since 1990 with stunning results. It is hard to say which of the 2005, the 2009 or the 2010 will be best - all are magnificent in their own right. The 2010 displays a tremendous bouquet of cut flowers, vanilla, fine herbs, graphite, griotte cherry, blueberries, blood oranges, stones and cherry blossom. This is so composed with assured notes of cassis, bright red berries, blue fruit and liquid minerals. Multilayered, sumptuous and refined; this is decadent but in no way tarty. An effortless, seamless Evangile.

Critics score


Score:
97

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Source:
Jane Anson, Vinous

Date:
12/2023

Notes
I tasted two vintages of L'Evangile at separate events while in Australia this year, both the 2010 in Melbourne and the 2011 in Sydney. A tough choice, but I think I am going to have to go with the 2010, although both are showing beautifully right now. This one just sums up the torrefied, gunsmoke and crushed roses seduction of L'Evangile, with velvety tannins that speak to the appellation even in tannic-rich vintages like 2010. Plenty of fruits also, from blueberry and black cherry to pomegranate and mandarin. Exceptional. 31hl/h, 3.67ph, 77% of crop into first wine.

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country:
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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