Ch L’Evangile 2022
€ 315.27/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 95-97/100
The 2022 L’Évangile is seriously impressive right out of the gate, dark, rich
and enveloping. Dark-fleshed fruit, mocha, spice, leather and a kiss of new
oak race across the palate. Texturally, the 2022 is gorgeous. One of the
recent changes here (since the 2021 vintage) has been a reduction of wine
that undergoes malolactic in barrel, from 100% down to 60-70%. More
than anything, the 2022 impresses with its gorgeous inner sweetness and
exceptional balance. In short, the 2022 is a classic Évangile.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 95-97/100
Given the young average age of this estate’s vineyards, its well-draining soils and the extreme vintage, I was a little apprehensive; but the technical team evidently took the conditions in their stride, harvesting the east-facing side of the vines (which sees the hottest afternoon sun) four days earlier. The resulting 2022 L’Evangile is beautiful, offering up aromas of raspberries, vine smoke, black truffles, violets and gravely soil. Medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, it’s seamless and polished, with a bright core of fruit and powdery tannins that temper 2022’s inherent sweetness of fruit to sophisticated effect. At this early stage, it appears that the estate’s progress with regards to élevage continues too, as Evangile’s creamy oak signature is much released, allowing the fruit—and this superb terroir—to take center stage. It’s a blend of 82% Merlot, 17.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon.