2005 Ch L'Evangile Pomerol - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château l'Evangile
  • Region Pomerol
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2016 - 2045
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2005 - Ch L'Evangile Pomerol - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château l'Evangile
  • Region Pomerol
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2016 - 2045
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £3,248.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £3,248.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
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  • Goedhuis, March 2018

    From the Rothschild stable of Châteaux, this superb estate offers a wonderful contrast to its neighbour VCC. This delicious Pomerol is all about boldness and breadth. Deep garnet colour, this wine is a cross between youthful opulence with its plum fruit flavours and sophisticated secondary fruit characteristics with hints of gaminess and almost a medicinal touch. A wine of real density, with a more obvious tannic core that provides length and complexity on the finish.

  • Goedhuis, April 2006, Score: 92-94+

    Its 2005 is comprised of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. Full-bodied with chewy tannins, it has impeccable balance between its fruity and savoury characters and a long, long finish. A serious contender which may yet receive 100 points from the Wine Spectator. Drink 2012-2025+.

  • Robert Parker, June 2015, Score: 96

    The 2005 L’Evangile’s gorgeous aromatics consist of spring flowers, black raspberries, licorice, truffle and graphite. The wine is full-bodied, rich, still youthful and backward, with sweet tannin and a long, layered, full-bodied mouthfeel. This stunner is capable of another two to three decades of longevity. The greatest L’Evangile since the 1982 and before the heroic duo of 2009 and 2010? Drink 2015-2045

  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 95

    L'Evangile's sublime 2005, a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, is the first wine made intheir brand new cuverie. Sadly, there are fewer than 3,500 cases of this deep purple-colored offering. A gorgeous nose of meat juices, black raspberries, chocolate, espresso, and notions of truffle oil as well as smoke is followed by a full-bodied Pomerol displaying sweet tannin, a flawless texture, and stunning complexity. While surprisingly showy and forward for a l'Evangile,it will undoubtedly shut down over the next year or so. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 94-96

    Production for this outstanding blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc (made in a new cuverie) is only 40,000 bottles. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2005 l'Evangile boasts a sweet perfume ofroasted meats, black raspberries, chocolate, espresso, and notions of truffles and licorice. Full-bodied and opulent, with sweet tannin, and superb purity as well as texture, this stunning Pomerol carries its lofty 13.2% alcohol flawlessly. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

  • Robert Parker, April 2006, Score: 93-95

    The finest lEvangile since the 2000 and 1998 (the chateaus staff believes it will eclipse those two vintages), the 2005 is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc produced from yields of 39 hectoliters per hectare. It is aged in 100% new oak and some lots enjoy malolactic in barrel. A saturated purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of blackberries, mocha, camphor, and hints of licorice as well as spice. Finely etched tannins provide considerable support and definition to this full-bodied, opulent Pomerol. It easily conceals its lofty tannin and sizeable alcohol (13.2%). Undeniably a top effort from one of Pomerols finest terroirs, it should be at its peak between 2010-2030.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 06, Score: 18.5

    Very very deep crimson 13.5 per cent. Opulent and easy and full but with lovely acidity. Very subtle and round. Great zest. Lovely density with lift. 85 per cent Merlot, with 3-4 days' cold maceration. Fresh and lively. Sweet start and dry finish in the best sense. Very very neat and intense. Sweet tea character. Long and neat. Drink 2014-30.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2006, Score: 95-100

    This is incredible. This is a bomb. Exotic. Complex aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, dark chocolate, coffee and light raisins. Full-bodied, big and velvety. Very, very long. Gorgeous. This could be close to 100 points.

Producer

Château l'Evangile

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.

Region

Pomerol

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.