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Château l'Évangile 2011
2011 was characterized by a very dry winter and start to the spring. Barely 150 mm of rain during the first five months of the year: a record! High temperatures in April, May and June caused the vines to grow very quickly, resulting in the first flowers appearing remarkably early, at the beginning of May! A cooler July gave the vines a chance to rest a little before an exceptionally hot August (with an average temperature of 31°C for the month). The grapes were harvested two weeks earlier than usual, and were of excellent quality with superb tannins. The Merlot was rich and dense, but the low rainfall during the summer seriously reduced yields. The Cabernet grapes were small, with thick skins, but of very good quality.
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Editorial Reviews for Château l'Évangile
Opens with notes of smoldering willow brush and sweet cassis jam with assertive top notes of mint and pencil lead. There is a touch of brett lurking here but it only adds complexity to the dark plum and cassis fruit notes. Big and lush in the mouth. This is complex and precise with impeccable balance. Rich with good length to the red cassis gentle backed with herbs and a sneaky mineral tone that prevents this from being too sweet. The fruit is absolutely explosive, superb Bordeaux 2008-2030 97pts
This had a damaged cork and high shoulder fill. The nose was decidely musty with an earthy, beet-rooty core. Lovely bottle sweetness up front that competes with the earthy, musty midpalate. there is some purple pudding sweet fruit lurking deep down across the palate but this bottle ultimately ends up being short and shallow though with an appealing licorice tinged finish. Drink em if you got em
This wine was spectacularly complex with a ruby red color, gentle acidity and little tannin. The Rothschild ownership of L'Evangile has really done great things for the quality of the wine - 70% new French oak - more than Petrus. The 2008 had notes of blackberries, chocolate, and mushrooms. It tasted and smelled like a beautiful perfume.
Fantastic wine. Lots of raspberry and black cherry fruit intertwined with sweet plums. Mdium to full bodied, supple-textured, silky wine. Really enjoyed this one
Four and a half glasses
Really liked this one, low in acidity, very smooth and well integrated despite its relative youth
Le vin des dieux....
External Reviews for Château l'Évangile
This is very agreeable with raspberry light vanilla and chocolate character. Medium body with fresh acidity and a clean finish. Very delicious and fun. Delicate. 27 hectoliers per hectare rather than the usual 35. 87% merlot and 13% cabernet franc; it shows a little more of the latter than normal. James Suckling.
The Grand Vin is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc picked from 27 September and 5 October at 13.03% alcohol (to be exact!) raised in 100% new oak. The bouquet is very pure and intense - there is patently some top quality Merlot here. The palate is medium-bodied with sinewy tannins matched by some of the most concentrated fruit you will find in this vintage. No there is not the persistency or grip towards the finish of a great L
In 2012 there is only a small quantity of Blason de LEvangile. Flowering meant there was only 31hl/ha and 73% of the crop went into the Grand Vin. The Merlot was picked between 20th September and 9th October and the Cabernet Franc from 6th to the 8th October between which on only eight days did pickers go out with their secateurs. Of the parcels originating from their purchase of La Croix de Gay three hectares was blended into Blason whilst one hectare situated between Lafleur and Providence was good enough for the Grand Vin. A blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc almost identical to the previous vintage and delivering a relatively high 14.4% alcohol it has a finely tuned forest floor-scented bouquet with crisp red berry fruit quite conservative but showing impressive delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a tense saline entry. This is a typical masculine LEvangile broody and introspective at the moment. There are clearly sweet tannins at the core of this Pomerol legend but it will demand several years in bottle to come round. Tasted April 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.
Tasted en primeur at the property with Jean-Pascal Vazart. The L Evangile 2011 is a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked between 6th with the young vines and 21st September and 19th to 21st September respectively cropped at 32hl/ha. It has 13.6 degrees alcohol and a pH of 3.7 an IPT of 76. As usual this cru is always taciturn at first and so I leave my sample for a few minutes before writing any notes. It has a voluptuous sensual bouquet with pure vanillary red berry fruit that reminds me of the 1995. The palate is medium-bodied with a nubile texture with supple toasty red fruit that is struck through with crisp acidity and a fine coca-tinged off-dry finish that displays persistency and a pastille-like residual sweetness. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martins Wine Journal.
Tasted en primeur at the property with Jean-Pascal Vazart. The L Evangile 2011 is a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked between 6th with the young vines and 21st September and 19th to 21st September respectively cropped at 32hl/ha. It ha... Neal Martins Wine Journal A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 2011 LEvangile Bordeaux Blend 750ml
Tasted en primeur at the property with Jean-Pascal Vazart. The L'Evangile 2011 is a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked between 6th with the young vines and 21st September and 19th to 21st September respectively cropped at 32hl/ha. It ha... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 LEvangile 3000ml
Another spectacular effort from L’Evangile, the 2010 is a close rival to the 2009 and should be fascinating to compare with that vintage over the next 30 or so years. Stunningly rich and black/purple in color, the 2010 L’Evangile offers up the tell-tale floral note as well as black raspberry jam intermixed with cassis and kirsch. There are also ethereal floral notes and a hint of background oak. The pH is slightly above average (3.7 versus the pH of 4.0 that the 2009 and 2000 possessed). This is a massive, rich, very impressive L’Evangile, and readers should take note of the “+” in my rating, which could certainly push this wine way up there. Remarkably, I was shocked when I learned that this wine was aged in 100% new oak, as the oak is a background element in this blockbuster l’Evangile. Forget it for 3–5 years, and drink it over the following 30–40.
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Dense, intense colour with hints of violet. Powerful, lingering, expressive, very ripe, concentrated nose, with notes of Morello cherries and blackcurrants. The attack is dense and concentrated with very ripe, powerful tannins. The palate is mature, rich and smooth with a silky finish that is highlighted by the very high quality tannins.