L'Evangile 2017

Current Market Price: £1,940.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau L'Evangile, L'Evangile, 2017

Tasting Notes L'Evangile 2017

94-97

The 2017 L'Évangile is a stunning wine. Frost wiped out half of the potential crop, including all of the Cabernet Franc, which means the Grand Vin is 100% Merlot. Rich, sumptuous and explosive, the 2017 possesses remarkable depth and stunning intensity in all of its dimensions. The purity, energy and textural resonance of the fruit is ravishing. The 2017 saw five days of cold soak followed by 30 days on the skins. Technical Director Jean Pascal Vazart opted for gentle pumpovers and longer extractions than normal. Malolactic fermentation was done in 100% new oak, where the wine is presently aging. A massive, concentrated wine, L'Évangile is going to need a number of years to be at its very best, but it is magnificent, even in the early going. In a word: dazzling!

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
94-95

Very fine and velvety tannins in the mouth with juicy fruit that gives dark-berry, chocolate and spice character. Medium to full body. Bright acidity. Harmonious and very pretty. Pure merlot. Reminds me of the 2012, but shows a little more ripeness and suppleness.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
93-95

The 2017 L'Evangile is deep garnet-purple in color, featuring a profoundly scented nose of plum preserves, smoked meats, chargrill and cigar box with touches of licorice, tapenade, tar and truffles plus an earthy waft of underbrush. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a lovely purity of black and blue fruits, accented with baking spice notions and framed by plush tannins that offer just the right amount of provocative grip, finishing long and earthy.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
90-92

The 2017 L’Evangile is picked from 4 September to 3 October. There is no Cabernet Franc since it was frosted over (50% of the vineyard) and so Jean-Pierre Vazart said it is missing some of its power. He marked all the vines with different colors to indicate those affected so that none of the second-generation fruit was used for the Grand Vin. Yields came in at 20hl/ha and it is matured in 100% new oak. It has a deep inky purple hue. The new wood comes over quite strongly as it often does, perhaps missing the Cabernet Franc component to support that level of wood? There are light floral scents: wilted iris and violet that spring up with aeration although I would still like to see more terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, mocha and dark chocolate on the entry with a fine bead of acidity. But I have a nagging question of whether a more prudent approach to the new oak might have engendered a more endearing L’Evangile, I was a bit disturbed by the level of wood tannin on the finish. I will be more than happy to upgrade my score if the tannin will be absorbed during élevage and with bottle age and I will be more than happy to upgrade my score.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18

L'Evangile Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
L'Evangile 2018 Chateau L'Evangile POA 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2017 Chateau L'Evangile £1,940.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2016 Chateau L'Evangile £1,939.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2015 Chateau L'Evangile £1,600.00 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 £900.00 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 £924.00 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 £1,214.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2001 Chateau L'Evangile £1,200.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 2000 Chateau L'Evangile £2,958.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1999 Chateau L'Evangile £1,140.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1998 Chateau L'Evangile £2,100.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1997 Chateau L'Evangile £900.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1996 Chateau L'Evangile £828.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1995 Chateau L'Evangile £1,227.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1990 Chateau L'Evangile £3,000.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1989 Chateau L'Evangile £1,836.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1986 Chateau L'Evangile £1,584.00 12x75cl
L'Evangile 1982 Chateau L'Evangile £6,600.00 12x75cl