Château L'Evangile, Pomerol
    Château L'Evangile

    Château L'Evangile, Pomerol,

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    Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 1995

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 1995
    ABV:
    13%
    95/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    L’Evangile 2018 is deep garnet purple in color. It features notes of crushed rocks, pencil shavings, and tree bark, with a core of boysenberries and Morello cherries. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firm and grainy, with muscular fruit and great length.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2045
    92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2018 L’Evangile is the vintage when Cabernet Franc (20%) returned to the blend after mildew reduced the percentage of Merlot. It has an almost identical bouquet to the one that I encountered from barrel, that attractive mélange of black fruit, briar and a lovely marine/oyster shell scent now accentuated in bottle. As I mentioned in my previous note, the Cabernet Franc shapes the aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, the 70% new oak still quite vocal and, to my mind, dictating the finish, rather than L’Evangile’s exceptional terroir. There is a slight concluding bitterness that nags away on the very briny aftertaste. With aging I am certain this Pomerol will improve, but it just misses the charm of other vintages at the moment.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2021
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2040

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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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