- Château l'Evangile
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2010 - 2020
- Case size
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Goedhuis, May 2005,
Made by the winemaking team at Ch Lafite this is the classiest and most sophisticated of Pomerols. This is so enjoyable with a silky palate and masses of sweet damson fruit. Despite its 90% Merlot this magnificent wine benefits from some very attractive Cabernet which adds a real sense of balance. Drink 2010-2020
Robert Parker, June 2007,
A stunning example of the vintage, the 2004 l'Evangile is not far off the pace of their brilliant2005. A blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc (3,000+ cases produced), it exhibits a deep ruby/plum color, superb ripeness, and sweet blackberry, truffle, acacia flower, licorice, and toasty oak aromas. This knock-out effort is surprisingly rich, opulent, and fruity with good glycerin, medium to full body, and a stunning finish. It should drink beautifully young yet age for 15 or more years. Drink 2007-2022
Robert Parker, June 2006,
A blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, this deep ruby/purple-colored 2004 boasts a sexy, up-front bouquet of raspberries, black currants, and sweet smoky notes. Lush, seductive, and ripe, although not terribly deep, it offers delicious fruit in its forward, elegant, finesse-styled personality. Think of it as a lighter version of the brilliant 2000. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017. Far superior to the 2003, the 2004 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as aromas and flavors of black raspberries, truffles, and incense. Medium-bodied with fine density and ripeness, this elegant, long Pomerol should drink well in 3-4 years, and last for 15 or more. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2021
Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
Quite dense nose with some sweetness but without much discernible flavour. Some lift and refreshment value. Respectable, well balanced, sufficient fruit for the tannin and just a bit of inkiness on the finish. Neat tannins. Very respectable without being a standout. Drink 2012-2020
L'Evangile has long been one of the most sought after Right Bank châteaux. Since the Rothschildfamily (the Lafite branch) purchased the estate in 1990, its quality has rivalled neighbouring Pétrus and Lafleur.
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.