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Château l'Évangile 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

External Reviews for Château l'Évangile

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/06/2012

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

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



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Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

2,500 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 70% New Oak Barrels


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