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2018 L'Evangile

By Chateau L'Evangile

2018 L'Evangile from Château L'Evangile, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the splendid tapestry of Pomerol's illustrious wines, the 2018 L'Evangile from Château L'Evangile unfurls with an alluring complexity that captures the essence of its exceptional terroir. A vintage graced by a harmonious climatic ballet, 2018 stands as a year where meticulous viticulture met providential weather patterns, yielding a wine of beguiling grace and profundity.

 

The Quintessence of Pomerol's Elegance

Traversing the undulating landscape of Bordeaux's right bank, the influence of 2018's climatic nuances is expressed through the poise and intensity of this exquisite offering. The growing season's moderate start bolstered the vines – granting them resilience against the summer heat that evolved into ideal ripening conditions. As autumn approached, becoming memory, the harvested fruit whispered tales of patience and potential.

 

Ascendancy in a Glass: The 2018 Narrative

The resulting libation, a lustrous ruby-coloured masterpiece, resounds with intense aromatics – black cherries and truffle entwined with subtle hints of violet. On the palate, one discovers velvety tannins embraced by layers of dark fruit, a hint of liquorice and an earthy refinement that serenades the senses. Poised between power and elegance, the 2018 L'Evangile from Château L'Evangile carries forth the estate's legacy with a composed opulence and lingering finish that resonates with connoisseurs and investors alike.

As investors seek to diversify their portfolios with tangible assets that embody both rarity and enduring value, this sublime expression of Pomerol offers not just pleasure to the palate but also promise for prosperity.

 

A Confluence of Timelessness and Timeliness

In sum, the 2018 L'Evangile is a symphony orchestrated by an adept hand. Its variegated notes coalesce into a medley that reverberates across time – a storied vintage etched into Château L'Evangile's illustrious chronicle. Astute collectors discerning enough to perceive its imminent ascendancy will find in the 2018 L'Evangile a wine that beckons to be savoured and valued as much for its artistic expression as for its investment potential.

Current market price

HK$17,010.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

98.89

Scores and tasting notes

98-99

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

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019

97

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

The 2018 L'Evangile is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes barreling out of the glass with explosive scents of boysenberries, stewed plums and baked blackberries with hints of lilacs, candied violets, Indian spices and garrigue, plus a touch of black truffles. Full-bodied, rich and powerful in the mouth, this blockbuster coats the palate with layers of black fruit preserves and exotic spices, framed by plush tannins and wonderful energy, finishing long and savory. Decadently approachable now, give it 4-5 years in bottle for maximum impact and drink it over the next 20+ years.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2021

94-97

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 - April 2019

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