L'Evangile 2010

Current Market Price: £1,980.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau L'Evangile, L'Evangile, 2010

Tasting Notes L'Evangile 2010

98+

Another spectacular effort from L'Evangile, the 2010 is a close rival to the 2009 and should be fascinating to compare with that vintage over the next 30 or so years. Stunningly rich and black/purple in color, the 2010 L'Evangile offers up the tell-tale floral note as well as black raspberry jam intermixed with cassis and kirsch. There are also ethereal floral notes and a hint of background oak. The pH is slightly above average (3.7 versus the pH of 4.0 that the 2009 and 2000 possessed). This is a massive, rich, very impressive L'Evangile, and readers should take note of the “+” in my rating, which could certainly push this wine way up there. Remarkably, I was shocked when I learned that this wine was aged in 100% new oak, as the oak is a background element in this blockbuster l'Evangile. Forget it for 3-5 years, and drink it over the following 30-40. With an alcohol level hitting the scales at 14.8%, the 2,000 cases of 2010 L'Evangile come from a blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, which I assume is much less Cabernet Franc than what was used under the old administration of the Ducasse family versus what is being done now by Eric de Rothschild and his team. The new administrators have added some vineyard parcels from neighboring sites, particularly Le Croix de Gay, and they have also replanted part of this vineyard, which sits on the St.-Emilion border next to La Conseillante and facing Cheval Blanc and La Dominique.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
96+

Tasted at the property, the L’Evangile 2010 was an absolute corker in barrel and now in bottle, the nose is a brooding, almost saturnine beast that bides its time and when your back is turned, it unfurls to offer beautiful, very pure dark red cherry fruit laced with dates, blueberry and truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins on the entry. This has immense backbone and focus, every flavour in its right price. There are subtle notes of raspberry, wild strawberry, cedar, white pepper and black truffle, whilst the finish is incredibly powerful, akin to the great vintages of yesteryear. Cellar and long life ahead required. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013
96

Extremely complex with black olives, violets and brown sugar. Superb nose. Full body with a impressive density and richness. The quality of the tannins is so very stunning, giving a wonderful texture. Fresh and bright. Such length. Try in 2017.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013

L'Evangile Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
L'Evangile 2018 Chateau L'Evangile POA 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2017 Chateau L'Evangile £1,922.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2016 Chateau L'Evangile £1,833.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2015 Chateau L'Evangile £1,548.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2015 Chateau L'Evangile £800.00 6x75cl
L'Evangile 2014 Chateau L'Evangile £950.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2013 Chateau L'Evangile £900.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2013 Chateau L'Evangile £500.00 6x75cl
L'Evangile 2012 Chateau L'Evangile £920.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2012 Chateau L'Evangile £475.00 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 £1,980.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2009 Chateau L'Evangile £3,000.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2008 Chateau L'Evangile £1,000.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2007 Chateau L'Evangile £912.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2006 Chateau L'Evangile £1,250.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2005 Chateau L'Evangile £2,050.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2004 Chateau L'Evangile £990.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2003 Chateau L'Evangile £1,020.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2002 Chateau L'Evangile £1,079.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2001 Chateau L'Evangile £1,350.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2000 Chateau L'Evangile £2,880.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1999 Chateau L'Evangile £1,140.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1998 Chateau L'Evangile £2,244.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1997 Chateau L'Evangile £1,332.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1996 Chateau L'Evangile £996.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1995 Chateau L'Evangile £1,504.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1990 Chateau L'Evangile £2,820.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1989 Chateau L'Evangile £2,352.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1986 Chateau L'Evangile £1,488.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1982 Chateau L'Evangile £6,600.00 12x75cl