2019 Château L'Evangile Pomerol

295.00 243.80
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Winery Château l'Evangile
Year 2019
Grape Cabernet Franc Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2024 - 2049
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A gem of a Pomerol from Chateau l'Évangile. This winery was one of the first to own a vineyard on the oh-so-famous Pomerol Plateau. The time-honored estate became part of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1990 who wanted to ensure that the chateau was maintained to the same high standards as those of DBR. The initial influence of DBR (Lafite) included a more refined selection of the Grand Vin and the making of Blason de L'Évangile as the second wine. Much work was also done to improve the vineyard. The wines of this winery are described as full-bodied and elegant with incomparable finesse!

Chateau l'Évangile has a vinification method where tradition and modern techniques go hand in hand. In 2004 the barrel room and cellars were completely rebuilt to make them more suitable for the plot selection. The grapes from each plot are kept separate in batches in order to assess, per batch, the potential at the end of the fermentation. Traditional and modern methods are also closely linked in winemaking. The fermentation in barrels is carried out using the traditional method of pumping over and controlled maceration, under frequent trials. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is aged for another 18 months in 70% new oak barrels. Average annual production of this wine is between 2,000 and 3,000 bottles. From the 2018 vintage, the Chateau l'Evangile Pomerol was certified organic for the first time.

This beautiful wine is a deep garnet purple in color with beautiful shimmers of violet. The nose is very intense with some earthy notes and really luscious scents of ripe black cherries, dried mulberries, plums and blueberries with light vanilla and toasted notes and a hint of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the taste is delicious, full-bodied and generous, concentrated with a long finish. Grape varieties: 80 - 90% Merlot, 10 - 20% Cabernet Franc.

Parker 96-98 points

The winemaker recommends decanting this wine (at least 2 hours) and provides the following guidelines regarding the question: " How long should an old vintage decant?" Contrary to popular belief, decanting is especially required for young wines. They must be opened to express their full flavour. The time required varies between 2 and 24 hours, depending on the wine and vintage, as wines with strong tannins generally require more time.

Old vintages do not need to be decanted for a long time, the bottle can be opened 1 to 2 hours before tasting. At Lafite, the cellar master always performs a double decantation of red wines:

- decant into carafe
-clean the bottle
-and filling the bottle with the decanted wine
Decanting is recommended, even if only for a very short time, as it allows the aromas to open up.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Winery Château l'Evangile
Grape Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2049
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
James Suckling rating 96
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Flexible, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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