Château L'Evangile, Pomerol
    Château L'Evangile

    Château L'Evangile, Pomerol,



    Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 1995

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, 1995
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Dark ruby colour, curling aromatics of gunsmoke and violet, a touch of rose petal with chalky tannins, this is full of savoury dark fruits with liqourice, cloves, smoked earth and black truffle, showing finesse and balance. Harvest September 21 to October 4. No chaptilisation. 50% new oak, 15% amphora, 3.6ph. Careful work over ageing with a reduced number of coopers (brought down to four from nine). This is their first organic-certified vintage, and first year with Juliette Couderc as technical director from beginning to end of the growing season.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2028 - 2041
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2021 L'Evangile comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of Morello cherries, wild blueberries, and black raspberries, plus suggestions of cloves, cinnamon stick, red roses, and fragrant earth. Medium-bodied, the palate has wonderful intensity with ripe, fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness (pH 3.6) finishing long and minerally. The blend is 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging 15% in amphora, 50% in new oak, and 35% in 1-year barrels. The first Merlot was picked on 21 September, then the harvest continued for Merlot and Cabernet Franc until 4 October. The Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on 8 October.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2042
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 L'Évangile, aged in just 40% new oak from four cooperages and 15% amphora, is the first vintage to be made under certified organic. On the nose, it offers mainly red fruit, well-defined with black truffle and cigar smoked emerging with time. As I wrote during primeur, it exudes Pomerol DNA on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky-smooth entry, quite complex with black pepper and clove percolating through the red fruit. This is not powerful, but there is a heap of personality and a sustained, truffle- and black pepper-tinged finish, a ferrous tincture lining the aftertaste. A superb wine in the context of a tricky growing season, it will be fascinating to watch evolve in bottle.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2030 - 2070


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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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