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2023 Chateau L'Evangile (1.5L)

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SKU: SK3554580-1500
A fine line of tannins runs through this medium- to full-bodied wine. Chocolate, walnut and lead pencil on very fine tannins. Classy and focused, providing elegance with strength. Tight at the end. 78% merlot, 21% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon. ~ (97) James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 4-15-2024

Wafting from the glass with deep aromas of dark berries, spices, licorice and petals, framed by a sweet patina of new oak, the 2023 L'Evangile is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a textural attack that segues into a supple, integrated core that's framed by sweet, powdery tannins. It's a blend of 78% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, checking in at 13.5% alcohol, that was harvested between September 4 and 28. ~ (95) William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 4-26-2024

~ (96) Neal Martin, Vinous 4-27-2024

A fascinating exercise in terroir, as this shows the same alcohol as the Blason, but the density, fruit character and even the IPT (tannin) count are very different. You see the impact of clay soils in the building of the powerful architecture and the plush damson and black cherry fruits. There is density but tenderness to the tannins, with grilled caramel that gives a beautiful Pomerol signature. Violet floral edging arrives towards the finish, as things open up, and this is an impressive L'Evangile that can age with ease. 42hl/h yield, a record in recent years here. Certified organic since 2021. Great stuff from technical director Juliette Couderc. ~ (96) Jane Anson, Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux 4-23-2024

~ (96) Antonio Galloni , Vinous 4-30-2024
SKU: SK3554580-1500
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Bordeaux
PRODUCER : Chateau L'Evangile
FORMAT : 1500ml

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