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Chateau l’Evangile – Pomerol 2009

RM4,620.0

An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947.
The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mind boggling complexity and finesse.

RP: 100Pts; WS: 97Pts; JS: 97Pts

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Description

The Leglise family from Libourne founded the property that was to become Chateau L’evangile. They were actively involved, around the middle of the 18th century, in the creation of Pomerol’s vineyards. L’evangile appeared in the 1741 land registry under the name of Fazilleau.

At the turn of the 19th century, the estate was already close to its current configuration, stretching over some 13 hectares, when it was sold to a lawyer named Isambert. He renamed the estate “L’evangile”. In 1862, L’evangile was purchased by Paul Chaperon, whose descendants, the Ducasse family, remained the property’s owners until 1990. Paul Chaperon continued to build the estate’s reputation and constructed L’evangile’s residence in the style of the Second Empire. In the second edition of Cocks Feret in 1868, L’evangile is listed as a “Premier Cru du Haut-Pomerol”.
Upon the death of Paul Chaperon in 1900, his descendants ran the estate until 1957, when Louis Ducasse took over the property, which was by then in decline and had been damaged by the frost in 1956. He managed to replant the vineyard and eventually restored L’evangile to its former glory. In 1982, his widow, Simone Ducasse, continued the family’s role in running the estate.
In 1990, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) acquired L’evangile from the Ducasse family with a view to ensuring that the property was looked after to the same high standard. DBR (Lafite)’s initial influence included a more refined selection of the Grand Vin, and the creation of Blason de L’evangile as a second wine. Efforts were also undertaken to improve the vineyard with a restoration and partial renewal plan that was launched in 1998. The complete renovation of the vat room and the cellar, which was finished in 2004, completed the property’s new configuration.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Alcohol Level

Bottle Size

750ml

Brand

Chateau l'Evangile

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Grape Variety

Merlot & blends

Family

Red wine

Vintage

2009

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Chateau l’Evangile – Pomerol 2009
RM4,620.0
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