2009 L'Evangile L'Evangile
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JL 100
  • JS 99
  • DC 98
  • WS 97
  • VN 94

Reg: $445.00

$375.00

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Reg: $445.00

$375.00

This product is
out of stock

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
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%... expand 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 mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality it will be drinkable in 4-5 years and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L'Evangile ever made? collapse
JL 100
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2017
There is an explosive nose of violets, truffle, plum liqueur and cherries with hints of dark chocolate in the end note. The wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. There is an incredible level of density, yet the wine... expand There is an explosive nose of violets, truffle, plum liqueur and cherries with hints of dark chocolate in the end note. The wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. There is an incredible level of density, yet the wine is light on its feet, due to the freshness. The purity of fruit is impressive, but it's the decadent, sensuous, velvet textures that set this apart from other wines. OK, so it's 10am in the morning, but there is no way I am going to spit this out. Stunning! Picking took place from September 11 to October 7, which is one of the longer harvests in the history of the estate.. The wine was made from a blend of 95% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Only 77% of the crop went into the Grand Vin. collapse
JS 99
jamessuckling.com, March 2018
The purity of fruit in this is spellbinding now with blackberry and blueberry as well as violet undertones. Focused on intense yet subtle fruit. Full body, very tight yet textured and sexy. Ultra-fine tannins. The... expand The purity of fruit in this is spellbinding now with blackberry and blueberry as well as violet undertones. Focused on intense yet subtle fruit. Full body, very tight yet textured and sexy. Ultra-fine tannins. The aftertaste of light chocolate and burnt orange peel is always subtle and bright. Needs at least another five or six years to open but already a joy to taste. collapse
DC 98
Decanter, October 2018
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. A vintage that managed to tick all the boxes set down by the Bordeaux oenology school for great years, even though it was a little too warm for true balance in some estates. Not here though... expand 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. A vintage that managed to tick all the boxes set down by the Bordeaux oenology school for great years, even though it was a little too warm for true balance in some estates. Not here though, with flavours concentrated but not overly so. This has softened just slightly over the years, still showing an exotic, dark, spicy character and intense black fruits. Just getting going, but don’t feel the slightest urgency to open any bottles that you’re lucky enough to have. The tannins are still very present, even if they are like silk. collapse
WS 97
Wine Spectator, March 2012
This takes a broader approach with almost stolid tobacco and charcoal structure guarding the core of black currant roasted fig and blackberry confiture flavors. Long and very fleshy offering ample toast and searing singed... expand This takes a broader approach with almost stolid tobacco and charcoal structure guarding the core of black currant roasted fig and blackberry confiture flavors. Long and very fleshy offering ample toast and searing singed iron notes but terrific integration. Merlot in Cabernet clothing with a long life ahead. Best from 2018 through 2035. -JM collapse
VN 94
Vinous, July 2012
Deep inky-ruby. A fresh violet topnote lifts and complicates aromas of dark plum and cassis on the enticing nose. Quite pure in the mouth with mineral-driven flavors of dark berries creamy milk chocolate and smoky plum... expand Deep inky-ruby. A fresh violet topnote lifts and complicates aromas of dark plum and cassis on the enticing nose. Quite pure in the mouth with mineral-driven flavors of dark berries creamy milk chocolate and smoky plum. Lively framing acidity extends the wine's flavors impressively through a long finish. This has lost some baby fat but picked up more gracefulness since I tried it in the spring of 2010. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork