2012 L'Evangile Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2012 L'Evangile Bordeaux Blend
  • JS 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 94
  • JG 94
  • JL 93
  • DC 92

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Reg: $189.94

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In Stock: 8 btls
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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, March 2018
An extremely polished L'Evangile with light chocolate, stone and cedar that turns to green olive with hints of sweet tobacco. Full body, tight center palate with polished and very tight grained tannins. So much energy...   An extremely polished L'Evangile with light chocolate, stone and cedar that turns to green olive with hints of sweet tobacco. Full body, tight center palate with polished and very tight grained tannins. So much energy here. Beautiful to taste but can't wait to see it in 2020.  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, March 2015
A dense, dark, woodsy style, with loads of tobacco, charcoal and tar holding sway over steeped plum, black currant and Black Mission fig flavors. Shows a serious graphite bolt on the finish, along with a tug of dark...   A dense, dark, woodsy style, with loads of tobacco, charcoal and tar holding sway over steeped plum, black currant and Black Mission fig flavors. Shows a serious graphite bolt on the finish, along with a tug of dark earth. A rather powerful rendition of Pomerol that will need some time to stretch out fully. Best from 2018 through 2032.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
This dark ruby/plum Pomerol offers up sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, velvety tannin, medium to full body, and a nice lushness and silkiness. A beauty with great fragrance and suppleness, it’s not enormously...   This dark ruby/plum Pomerol offers up sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, velvety tannin, medium to full body, and a nice lushness and silkiness. A beauty with great fragrance and suppleness, it’s not enormously endowed, as a great vintage would be, but it is certainly an outstanding wine and a brilliant effort from ’Evangile in 2012. Drink it over the next 15 years.  
JG 94
View From The Cellar, March 2013
Monsieur Vazart, Technical Director at Château l’Évangile, reported that the harvest was perfect at the estate this year, with the picking teams starting to harvest grapes on September 22nd and finishing up on October...   Monsieur Vazart, Technical Director at Château l’Évangile, reported that the harvest was perfect at the estate this year, with the picking teams starting to harvest grapes on September 22nd and finishing up on October 9th, with the grapes brought in with lovely ripeness. The wine is a gorgeous example of 2012 l’Évangile, tipping the scales at a ripe, but absolutely effortless 14.4 percent alcohol (the same level as at Pétrus this year) that exudes purity and precision. It is a far more classic example than either 2009 or 2010 at this address and, without question, is one of the best wines of the vintage. The bouquet is a superb blend of black cherries, black raspberries, cigar smoke, dark chocolate, violets, soil and a deft framing of cedary new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and vibrant, with a fine core of fruit, velvety tannins and excellent length and grip on the focused and classy finish. The 2012 Château l’Évangile is an absolute classic in the making. (Drink between 2023-2050)  
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2017
Truffle, licorice, smoke, plum, black cherry and floral notes open the wine. The wine is full bodied, fresh and shows sandy tannins. On the palate you find a wine struggling to be soft, with hints of olive and herbs...   Truffle, licorice, smoke, plum, black cherry and floral notes open the wine. The wine is full bodied, fresh and shows sandy tannins. On the palate you find a wine struggling to be soft, with hints of olive and herbs, along with the juicy plums. Give this time to soften and come together. The harvest took place between September 20 and October 9. The wine was made from a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2012&wine=Chateau%20L%27Evangile  
DC 92
Decanter,
93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc. Not the easiest vintage, yet the luscious fruit is evident even on the nose. Concentrated and silky, with an intense cassis expression. Perhaps a little short compared to the best vintages...   93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc. Not the easiest vintage, yet the luscious fruit is evident even on the nose. Concentrated and silky, with an intense cassis expression. Perhaps a little short compared to the best vintages, but the attack is very complete. Low Cabernet Franc because many replanted vines were still young at this point. Tasting great today but is not one to age for too long. One of the surprises of the tasting.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork