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    Château L'Évangile

    About Château L'Évangile

    As part of the Lafite Rothschild stable, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) became the sole owners of this beautiful property in 1998. Bringing with them the full power and talent of their Left Bank team, the wines swiftly ascended to the very top of Pomerol, developing a signature style packed with gorgeous fruit and utterly exceptional with bottle age.

     

    Despite its relatively recent emergence as a force to be reckoned with on the Right Bank, Château L’Evangile is a monumentally historic estate. First mentioned in local records in 1741, the property seems to have been called Domaine de Fazilleau and Château L’Evangile alternately over the centuries. Its first owners, the Leglise family, were immensely important in the establishment of Pomerol as a great fine wine region, in many ways similar to its current owners the Rothschilds.

     

    Viniculture

    One of the largest estates in Pomerol at 22 hectares, Château L’Evangile is located on the Eastern side of the appellation near La Conseillante and Cheval Blanc. Being this close to St-Émilion, its soils match more closely with the legendary Cheval Blanc’s gravel corridor sitting atop a subsoil of heavy clay than the classic, pure thick clay of Le Pin, for example.

     

    Almost infallibly one of the very earliest ripening sites in the region, this terroir produces what has come to be adored as Château L’Evangile’s signature style of intense, well-judged fruit, concentrated flavours and impossibly silky tannins. Generally a bit less expensive even than Carruades but punching up to Lafite's level, it is a magical estate that has emerged as one of the best in Pomerol. 

     

    List Grid

    14 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Blason de L'Evangile 2012 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £537.34
    2012

    Blason de L'Evangile 2012 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £537.34
    Blason de L'Evangile 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £418.07
    2016

    Blason de L'Evangile 2016 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (93)

    There’s pretty decadence and richness to the second wine of L’Evangile with chocolate, meat and spicy character. Very deep sweetness of fruit. Medium body, ripe and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink after 2023, but already delicious.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £418.07
    L'Evangile 1967 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,681.34
    1967

    L'Evangile 1967 (12x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £3,681.34
    L'Evangile 1978 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £337.20
    1978

    L'Evangile 1978 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (84)

    Showing slightly better than when I last tasted it, the 1978 l'Evangile displays a medium ruby/garnet color with some brown at the edge. Although more herbaceous than most vintages, there is plenty of smoky tea and curranty-flavored fruit, decent body, above average concentration, and a spicy, peppery (atypical) finish. Drink it before the end of this century. Last tasted, 7/93.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 11 84 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £337.20
    L'Evangile 1989 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,858.94
    1989

    L'Evangile 1989 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    I have been a massive fan of the 1989 Château L'Evangile for many years - the best wine of the decade when it was still under the ownership of the redoubtable Mme. Ducasse, before selling a majority share to Eric de Rothschild in 1990. It fulfils all expectations here with its intense nose of blackberries, raspberry coulis, clove and wild heather. The most surprising aspect is just how backward the aromatics seem to be. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine tannin. The acidity is perfectly pitched with layers of dark berry fruit, black truffle and dried herbs - très Pomerol. Adorned with a velvety texture, is cruises towards a Merlot-driven finish that is one of the most powerful you will find in Pomerol this vintage. On this showing, you could cellar it for another 5-6 years; if not, I strongly recommend a long decant. Tasted January 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,858.94
    L'Evangile 1990 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,165.27
    1990

    L'Evangile 1990 (6x75cl)
    restamped case as per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,165.27
    L'Evangile 1995 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £276.00
    1995

    L'Evangile 1995 (1x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (93+)

    Deep red-ruby. Deep, superripe, fully expressed aromas of black raspberry, chocolate, smoke and leather, plus a ripe vegetal nuance that contributes complexity. Velvety, lush and full in the mouth, but rather closed following the bottling; the wine sweetness is currently restrained. Conveys a sense of brooding power. The silky, fine tannins hit the palate very late. A superb vintage for this wine.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 93+ (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £276.00
    L'Evangile 2009 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,066.54
    2009

    L'Evangile 2009 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947. The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L’Evangile ever made?
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,066.54
    L'Evangile 2009 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £19,801.67
    2009

    L'Evangile 2009 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947. The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L’Evangile ever made?
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £19,801.67
    L'Evangile 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,522.06
    2010

    L'Evangile 2010 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (94-97)

    Gorgeous raspberry ganache, fig and boysenberry fruit is liberally laced with fruitcake and graphite. Superracy, with linzer torte and red licorice taking over the finish. Very long, with lots going on here already. Tasted non-blind. Score range: 94-97
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,522.06
    L'Evangile 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,028.87
    2017

    L'Evangile 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (97)

    The 2017 L'Évangile, 100% Merlot for this first time, is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Dark, sumptuous and wonderfully inviting, the 2017 has so much to offer. Dark fruit, spice, mocha, leather and licorice infuse the 2017 with notable depth. Time in the glass brings out lovely aromatic top notes that add freshness. A rapturously beautiful wine, L'Évangile is stellar. Frost wiped out half of the potential crop, including all of the Cabernet Franc, which means the Grand Vin is 100% Merlot. Technical Director Jean Pascal Vazart opted for gentle pumpovers and longer extractions than normal.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,028.87
    L'Evangile 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,496.87
    2018

    L'Evangile 2018 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97-99)

    The 2018 L'Evangile is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was harvested September 19 to October 2, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested September 25 to October 1. This is the optimal blend—with more Cabernet Franc coming through this year, since it was amazing. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slips seductively out of the glass with glamorous notes of baked black cherries, warm blueberries and raspberry tart plus wafts of kirsch, red roses, rose hip tea, espresso, licorice and sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and delivering opulent black fruit layers, the palate has a firm frame of lovely, ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Beautiful.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,496.87
    L'Evangile 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,262.87
    2019

    L'Evangile 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97-98)

    Lots of black-olive, crushed-berry and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, yet polished with a very fine, velvety texture from the tannins. It’s long and structured with a blue-fruit and stone undertone to the palate. Some sage, too. More balanced than in the past. Extremely persistent on the palate. 83.5% merlot, 16% cabernet franc and 0.5% cabernet sauvignon.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,262.87
    L'Evangile 2021 (6x75cl)

    £1,110 - £1,332

    2021

    L'Evangile 2021 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (94-96)

    The 2021 L'Évangile was picked September 21 to October 4, and matured in 50% new oak and 15% in clay amphora. It registers 14.0% alcohol and a pH of 3.65. This is very different and, unsurprisingly, far superior on the nose of black cherries, black truffle, crushed stone and a touch of orange peel; very focused and very Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied, cohesive and elegant with supple tannins and fine acidity, yet there is real depth and a sense of nascent energy toward the finish. The young Cabernet Franc on gravel soils from the Chantecaille lieu-dit absolutely defines this 2021. A great success for this reenergized estate.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 94-96 (VN) Read Review/Description

    £1,110 - £1,332

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Blason de L'Evangile 2012 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £421.00
    2012

    Blason de L'Evangile 2012 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £421.00
    Blason de L'Evangile 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £335.00
    2016

    Blason de L'Evangile 2016 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (93)

    There’s pretty decadence and richness to the second wine of L’Evangile with chocolate, meat and spicy character. Very deep sweetness of fruit. Medium body, ripe and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink after 2023, but already delicious.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £335.00
    L'Evangile 1967 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,041.00
    1967

    L'Evangile 1967 (12x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £3,041.00
    L'Evangile 1978 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £337.20
    1978

    L'Evangile 1978 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (84)

    Showing slightly better than when I last tasted it, the 1978 l'Evangile displays a medium ruby/garnet color with some brown at the edge. Although more herbaceous than most vintages, there is plenty of smoky tea and curranty-flavored fruit, decent body, above average concentration, and a spicy, peppery (atypical) finish. Drink it before the end of this century. Last tasted, 7/93.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 11 84 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £337.20
    L'Evangile 1989 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,189.00
    1989

    L'Evangile 1989 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    I have been a massive fan of the 1989 Château L'Evangile for many years - the best wine of the decade when it was still under the ownership of the redoubtable Mme. Ducasse, before selling a majority share to Eric de Rothschild in 1990. It fulfils all expectations here with its intense nose of blackberries, raspberry coulis, clove and wild heather. The most surprising aspect is just how backward the aromatics seem to be. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine tannin. The acidity is perfectly pitched with layers of dark berry fruit, black truffle and dried herbs - très Pomerol. Adorned with a velvety texture, is cruises towards a Merlot-driven finish that is one of the most powerful you will find in Pomerol this vintage. On this showing, you could cellar it for another 5-6 years; if not, I strongly recommend a long decant. Tasted January 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,189.00
    L'Evangile 1990 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,791.00
    1990

    L'Evangile 1990 (6x75cl)
    restamped case as per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,791.00
    L'Evangile 1995 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £276.00
    1995

    L'Evangile 1995 (1x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (93+)

    Deep red-ruby. Deep, superripe, fully expressed aromas of black raspberry, chocolate, smoke and leather, plus a ripe vegetal nuance that contributes complexity. Velvety, lush and full in the mouth, but rather closed following the bottling; the wine sweetness is currently restrained. Conveys a sense of brooding power. The silky, fine tannins hit the palate very late. A superb vintage for this wine.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 93+ (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £276.00
    L'Evangile 2009 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,362.00
    2009

    L'Evangile 2009 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947. The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L’Evangile ever made?
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,362.00
    L'Evangile 2009 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £16,488.00
    2009

    L'Evangile 2009 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947. The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L’Evangile ever made?
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £16,488.00
    L'Evangile 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,254.99
    2010

    L'Evangile 2010 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (94-97)

    Gorgeous raspberry ganache, fig and boysenberry fruit is liberally laced with fruitcake and graphite. Superracy, with linzer torte and red licorice taking over the finish. Very long, with lots going on here already. Tasted non-blind. Score range: 94-97
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,254.99
    L'Evangile 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £844.00
    2017

    L'Evangile 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (97)

    The 2017 L'Évangile, 100% Merlot for this first time, is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Dark, sumptuous and wonderfully inviting, the 2017 has so much to offer. Dark fruit, spice, mocha, leather and licorice infuse the 2017 with notable depth. Time in the glass brings out lovely aromatic top notes that add freshness. A rapturously beautiful wine, L'Évangile is stellar. Frost wiped out half of the potential crop, including all of the Cabernet Franc, which means the Grand Vin is 100% Merlot. Technical Director Jean Pascal Vazart opted for gentle pumpovers and longer extractions than normal.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £844.00
    L'Evangile 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,234.00
    2018

    L'Evangile 2018 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97-99)

    The 2018 L'Evangile is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was harvested September 19 to October 2, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested September 25 to October 1. This is the optimal blend—with more Cabernet Franc coming through this year, since it was amazing. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slips seductively out of the glass with glamorous notes of baked black cherries, warm blueberries and raspberry tart plus wafts of kirsch, red roses, rose hip tea, espresso, licorice and sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and delivering opulent black fruit layers, the palate has a firm frame of lovely, ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Beautiful.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,234.00
    L'Evangile 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,039.00
    2019

    L'Evangile 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97-98)

    Lots of black-olive, crushed-berry and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, yet polished with a very fine, velvety texture from the tannins. It’s long and structured with a blue-fruit and stone undertone to the palate. Some sage, too. More balanced than in the past. Extremely persistent on the palate. 83.5% merlot, 16% cabernet franc and 0.5% cabernet sauvignon.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,039.00
    L'Evangile 2021 (6x75cl)

    £1,110 - £1,332

    2021

    L'Evangile 2021 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (94-96)

    The 2021 L'Évangile was picked September 21 to October 4, and matured in 50% new oak and 15% in clay amphora. It registers 14.0% alcohol and a pH of 3.65. This is very different and, unsurprisingly, far superior on the nose of black cherries, black truffle, crushed stone and a touch of orange peel; very focused and very Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied, cohesive and elegant with supple tannins and fine acidity, yet there is real depth and a sense of nascent energy toward the finish. The young Cabernet Franc on gravel soils from the Chantecaille lieu-dit absolutely defines this 2021. A great success for this reenergized estate.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 94-96 (VN) Read Review/Description

    £1,110 - £1,332

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later

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