Ch L’Evangile 2019
Pomerol€ 196.02/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
The Wine Advocate – 96-98/100
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!
“In Pauillac, we will discuss whether 2018 or 2019 is better. In Pomerol, I think 2019 is better,” Lafite Rothchild technical director Eric Kohler told me. “All the Cabernet Franc was very good this year. It all went into the grand vin. For the first time at L’Evangile, we have a little Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. It is not much, but the two barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon we have are spectacular. I would love to have 5% to 10% in the blend in the future. Now, it is just a trial. It was planted in 2015, but even after five years, the result is incredible! We are confident there is an important place for Cabernet Sauvignon in L’Evangile in the future. The Cabernet Sauvignon is more regular than the Cabernet Franc in its results. Cabernet Franc is very interesting, but in terms of viticulture, it is very sensitive.”
J.M. Quarin – 95/100
Belle couleur sombre, aux reflets noirs. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr et même très mûr. Moelleux à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, très savoureux, le vin caresse le palais, séducteur, parfumé, avant de s’achever sur une bonne longueur, aux arômes de fruits noirs. Assemblage : 83,5% merlot, 0,5 % cabernet sauvignon, 16 % cabernet franc.
J. Suckling – 97-98/100