L'Evangile 2008

Cult Wines Price: £1,000.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau L'Evangile, L'Evangile, 2008

Tasting Notes L'Evangile 2008

94

A 2,700-case blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped at a low 27 hectoliters per hectare (compare that with 39 hectoliters per hectare in 2009 and 31 in 2010), this superb claret was aged 18 months in 75% new French oak. Mulberry, spring flower, black cherry and raspberry characteristics as well as hints of spice and coffee emerge from this full-bodied, opulent, structured beauty. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
93

Chocolate and berry and rich with gorgeous nose. Plums and berries. Full and super soft with a lovely velvety texture. Loads going on. Builds on the palate with a lovely depth of fruit and balance. A beauty.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010
93

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Like Chateau Lafleur, this wine detests blind tastings and often comes across as rather “curmudgeonly”, deprived of its due attention apropos decanting etc. Unsurprisingly, the l’Evangile 2008 is a little reticent on the nose: floral red fruit, very Merlot dominated with no Cabernet Franc. It opens nicely in the glass and shows real precision. The palate has a touch of piquancy on the entry, sharp citric acidity, nice tension even though it is just a little abrasive towards the finish. It is pinched at the moment but it should open up and indeed, a second bottle was more animated and tense. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012

L'Evangile Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
L'Evangile 2017 Chateau L'Evangile £1,916.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2016 Chateau L'Evangile £1,880.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2015 Chateau L'Evangile £1,768.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2015 Chateau L'Evangile £884.00 6x75cl
L'Evangile 2014 Chateau L'Evangile £980.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2013 Chateau L'Evangile £900.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2012 Chateau L'Evangile £940.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2012 Chateau L'Evangile £494.00 6x75cl
L'Evangile 2011 Chateau L'Evangile £970.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2011 Chateau L'Evangile £485.00 6x75cl
L'Evangile 2010 Chateau L'Evangile £2,000.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2009 Chateau L'Evangile £2,900.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2008 Chateau L'Evangile £1,000.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2007 Chateau L'Evangile £900.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2006 Chateau L'Evangile £940.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2005 Chateau L'Evangile £1,890.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2004 Chateau L'Evangile £990.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2003 Chateau L'Evangile £1,028.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2002 Chateau L'Evangile £900.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2001 Chateau L'Evangile £1,350.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2000 Chateau L'Evangile £2,892.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1999 Chateau L'Evangile £1,159.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1998 Chateau L'Evangile £2,112.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1997 Chateau L'Evangile £1,284.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1996 Chateau L'Evangile £1,092.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1995 Chateau L'Evangile £1,368.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1990 Chateau L'Evangile £2,556.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1989 Chateau L'Evangile £2,629.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1986 Chateau L'Evangile £1,887.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1982 Chateau L'Evangile £6,600.00 12x75cl