Chateau l’Evangile

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Pomerol AOC / Owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild

Operated by Charles Chevalier

Annual production: 2,000 – 3,000 cases

Classification: unclassified

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II wine: Blason de L’ Evangile

Chateau L’Evangile is not only one of the oldest estates in Pomerol but it is widely considered as one of the original great growths.

It was Legise family from Libourne who put the winery on the map in 1714. Back then it was named Domaine de Fazilleau.

19th century – owned by lawyer Isambert > named ‘’ L’Evangile ‘’

1862 – new owner Jean Paul Cheperon > notable for building the reputation and estate

1868 – Cocks & Féret (most prominent wine commentators of that age) listed Ch L’Evangile on their second edition book ‘’ Premier Cru de Haut-Pomerol ‘’

1940s Ducasse family > winery declined + legendary 1956 frost > was replanted quickly and glory was restored.

Chateau was considered the 3rd best wine in Pomerol, just behind Petrus and Vieux Chateau Certan.

When Louis Ducasse died in 1982, his widow Simone continued to run the estate until 1990 when she sold a 70% stake to Domaine Barons de Rothschild, with the remain shares bought in 1999.

Rothschild > vineyard, wine-making facilities and chateau investments + creation of a II wine Blason d’Evangile.

Soil:

Chateau L’Evangile sits on sand rich in iron deposits. It shares notable soil with few other chateaux like Petrus, La Conseillante, Vieux Chateau Certan etc.

It is called bouttonière ( buttonhole ) of unique blue-clay (known as molasses) sitting on top of the band. Iron rich deposits which consist sand are called crasse de fer or machefer.

 

Wine:

Typical blend is 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Vines are app 30 years old.

The grapes from each vineyard is plot are separated into batches in order to judge their quality for use in Grand Vin + selective fermentation. Wine is aged in 70% new French oak for 18 months.

Description:

Chateau L’Evangile is a full bodied, rich, elegant, powerful long lived wine. In top vintages it is capable of producing compelling, plum, chocolate and floral noted wines

Liv-ex market prices at 27. 08. 2013

Vintage

Parker score

Highest price £

Lowest price £

Drinking window

2012

90-94

1,100

800

2013-2028

2011

88-90

1,048

756

2010

98+

2,060

1,542

2016-2056

2009

100

2,800

1,814

2016-2056

2008

94

1,428

642

2011-2031

 

 

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