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2020 L'Evangile

By Chateau L'Evangile

2020 L'Evangile from Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The venerable grounds of Pomerol have once again given rise to an exceptional vintage that bespeaks the genius of the terroir and the deft handiwork at Château L'Evangile. The 2020 L'Evangile, a wine of considerable merit, holds a mirror to the year's climatic ballet and the winemaker's response to it.

 

A Vintage Woven with Climatic Challenges

The year 2020 was fraught with challenges that could unravel the efforts of even the most diligent viticulturist. Yet, it is precisely these pressures that have sculpted a compelling narrative for this vintage. In the capable hands of Château L'Evangile, adversity has been transmuted into a vintage that will resonate deeply with investors and connoisseurs alike.

 

Investment-Calibre Vintage from Pomerol

2020 saw Château L'Evangile artfully navigate through capricious rains and a scorching summer. The result? A wine resplendent with poise and a complex juxtaposition of power and finesse. Notes of dark cherries and black truffles entwine seamlessly with an elegant tannic structure, creating a canvas upon which the rich fruit and subtle earthy undertones dance in harmonious balance.

The 2020 L'Evangile encapsulates a palate marked by its plush depth, offering an alluring caress of cocoa and hints of violet—a testament to its ageing potential that underpins its investment value. This wine is poised to become one of the quintessential collectors' items from an extraordinary year emboldened by challenge.

Savvy investors will note that Pomerol's unique prowess in achieving outstanding expression in such vintages makes the 2020 L'Evangile an ideal candidate for portfolios seeking both depth and diversity in their Bordeaux holdings.

Critics and collectors who appreciate the craftmanship expressed through adversity will find in the 2020 L'Evangile a superb cultural totem—one which not only bears witness to the tumultuous conditions of its creation but also stands as a beacon of Château L'Evangile's unwavering excellence amidst the Realm of Bordeaux wines.

Market price (CAD)

$2,470.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

87.65

Scores and tasting notes

96-98

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 L'Evangile rolls effortlessly out of the glass with notions of mulberries, black raspberries and stewed red and black plums, plus suggestions of Indian spices, dusty soil and violets with a touch of iron ore. The medium to full-bodied palate possesses compelling freshness and a fine-grained texture to support the muscular black and red fruits, finishing long and earthy. This 2020 blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc has an alcohol of 14.5% and a pH of 3.8.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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