2019 Château l’Evangile

$179.99

6 in stock

Bordeaux Futures - Arrival Spring 2022

Appellation: Pomerol

Ratings: DC-99  RP 96-98  JD 96-98  NM 91-93  AG 91-93

Size: 750 ml

6 in stock

Description

99    Jane Anson for Decanter
“From the very first moment your nose approaches the glass you know something special is happening. Seductive, rich, mouth-filling to the point that you really understand what that means. Just pops out of your mouth, with evident density of luscious blackberry and brambled raspberry fruit but also vertical climb through the palate. Violet notes marry with baked earth, grilled liquorice, tension and seduction. Highest level of Cabernet Franc in the blend in recent history, and first time that they have used all of the Cabernet Franc available in the vineyard – also first time to have this touch of Cabernet Sauvignon since the Rothschilds arrived at the property. Have I tasted a better l’Evangile? Certainly not at this stage, and one of the very few wines in 2019 that I can say without question approaches a perfect score. I don’t give 100s at En Primeur but this is off the scale delicious, and I already can’t wait to taste it in bottle.” (June 2020)

96-98    Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2019 L’Evangile is composed of 83.5% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested from the 13th of September to the 3rd of October. The alcohol comes in at 14.6%. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose hits the ground running with opulent scents of ripe black cherries, dried mulberries, baked plums and warm blueberries plus hints of candied violets, licorice, molten chocolate and wild sage with just a drop of hoisin. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully concentrated with seductive layers of exotic spice-laced black fruit preserves and a velvety texture, finishing long and with just enough freshness. Tantalizingly moreish!” (June 2020)

96-98    Jeb Dunnuck
“A rocking bouquet of blue fruits, dark chocolate, damp earth, and violet emerges from the 2019 Château L’Evangile, a slightly fresher yet still deep, concentrated expression of this château. Full-bodied, with beautiful tannins, a great mid-palate, and certainly no shortage of length on the finish, it has the silky, seamless style of the vintage, yet I’d still give bottles a solid 7-8 years in a cold cellar. It’s a slightly changed style but still gorgeous.” (6/11/2020)

91-93   Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2019 L’Évangile was picked from 13 September, expediting the picking of the young Merlot that was threatened by hydric stress, the Cabernet Franc picked 22-27 September. This is the first vintage to include a “pinch” of Cabernet Sauvignon from the newly planted plot, for now just 0.5% of the blend. Matured in 75% new oak instead of the usual 100%, it has a rich and opulent bouquet with mulberry and blueberry fruit. I am seeking just a little more delineation and nerve vis-à-vis its peers, more clarity and terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with soft, rounded tannins that impart a seductive creamy texture, a leitmotif of this Pomerol cru and vintage. I would prefer more Cabernet influence towards the finish that would lend more dimension and personality. It is a sensual Pomerol but the oak still seems superfluous and detrimental to clarity on the finish.” (June 2020)

91-93   Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“The 2019 L’Évangile is a rich, sumptuous wine. There is a good bit of immediacy to the 2019, but ultimately the wine feels overripe and disjointed. Black cherry, chocolate, leather and spice add to the wine’s flamboyant personality, but the 2019 never seems to totally come together.” (June 2020)

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 13 in

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