2018 Château l'Evangile, Pomerol

Dark and inky, mineral and wonderful tannins. This is very iodine tinged with lovely texture. 29% Cabernet Franc which comes from 52 year old vines, giving length and finesse with wild berries and touch of violets

Critic score
97.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£222.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£1,333.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    80% Merlot
    20% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château l'Evangile, Pomerol

TASTING NOTES

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(97—99)/100

You feel the density and power straight off the nose here - this is really silky, sexy and smoky wine with a ton of complex flavours combining berry fruits with spices swirling through, and finishing up with liquorice bean and coffee grounds on the finish. There’s less lift perhaps than the 2016, but you feel the concentration, the depth to the flavour, and the balance. It has a beautiful texture and feels very classically Pomerol but with elegance and persistency. A small production in 2018 but a very beautiful one. 75% new oak used.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(97)/100

A very plush and exciting L’Evangile with polished, velvety tannins that set this up to be a classic. It’s full-bodied with glorious fruit and a great center palate that has fantastic depth. It’s so caressing and beautiful. So much here.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(98—99)/100

The 2018 L'Évangile is shaping up to be exceptional. Rich and sumptuous in the glass, the 2018 exudes richness in all of its dimensions. Opulent and dense in the glass, with soft curves and silky, polished tannins, the 2018 is hugely promising. All the elements just fall into place. Dark raspberry jam, cloves, menthol and new leather are some of the many notes that build in a sumptuous, racy Évangile loaded with class and personality. I can't wait to taste it from bottle.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(94—97)/100