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The second wine of L'Évangile is a larger production than it used to be, as 15 hectares bought from La Croix de Gay have been added to the property. With the very sophisticated wine-making of Jean-Pascal Vazart means quality here is very high and this is a supple and precisely elegant wine.
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An early harvest at l’Evangile (between September 13-21) resulted in a second wine, the 2011 Blason de l’Evangile, which represents 27% of the crop. Composed of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, it is an elegant, dark ruby-hued, medium-weight wine offering notes of raspberries, licorice, herbs and earth. Anticipated maturity: now-2018.
85 - 86/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.eRobertParker.com
Château L'Évangile : Full Wine List and Profile
Sandwiched between Château Petrus to the north and Château Cheval Blanc to the south are the vineyards of Château l’Evangile. In the latter part of the 19th Century l’Evangile’s wines were rated as second only to Petrus, reflecting the glory of its illustrious neighbours. Château l’Evangile’s origins lay in an estate called Domaine de Mautretat that was broken up in the early years of the 18th Century with a Mme Conseillan taking one part (that went on to be next-door neighbours Château Conseillante) with a reverend gentleman called M. Léglise purchasing the other, to be called Château Fazilleau until renamed l’Evangile – the Gospel – in the late 19th Century, presumably in keeping with having St Peter (Petrus) next door. Today Château l’Evangile is owned by Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite), they having purchased the estate in 1990 from the Ducasse family one of whose forebears, Paul Chaperon, had built the château in 1874. DBR have injected a whole new level of investment and improvement to once again raise l’Evangile to the very top echelon of Pomerol. The 22ha of vineyard and planted for the most part on an usual gravel band that runs through the more usual clay soil. They are planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
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