2021 L'Evangile Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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REVIEWS

JS 97 VN 96 JD 95 JL 95 DC 94 JA 94 WA 94
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 96-97 points) A pure, creamy and well-structured yet very fine Evangile. Long and caressing. Very fine tannins. Lots of fresh dark fruit and savory, mineral character. Understated and classy. 69% merlot, 30% cabernet...
VN 96

Vinous, May 2022

(94-96 points) The 2021 L'Evangile was picked September 21 to October 4, and matured in 50% new oak and 15% in clay amphora. It registers 14.0% alcohol and a pH of 3.65. This is very different and, unsurprisingly, far...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 93-95 points) The Grand Vin 2021 Château L'Evangile includes more Cabernet Franc and is 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, brought up in 50% new French oak, with 15% amphora. Beautiful blue...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 93-95 points) Rich in color, with little effort you find chocolate, black plums, truffle, coffee bean, mint and flowers in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, vibrant, and loaded with chewy...
DC 94

Decanter, April 2022

Smells concentrated and quite bold, more of a heady nose, dark fruits and gorgeous perfumed Cabernet aspects. Succulent and juicy, a really appealing and charming palate, juiciness but density too, you get plump fruit...
JA 94

janeanson.com, April 2022

A good example of how skilful winemaking adapts to conditions - all the Cabernet Sauvignon has gone into the 1st wine this year because it achieved plenty of natural concentration, while recently it has been put into...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

Unfurling in the glass with aromas of dark cherries and berries mingled with notions of licorice, black truffle, rose petal and iris, the 2021 L'Evangile is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a broad and...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2021
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork

The 2021 L'Evangile is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed Pomerol appellation in Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned L'Evangile winery.

In the glass, the wine presents a rich and captivating color, hinting at the intensity of flavors and aromas to come. The nose is a symphony of plums, cherries, and wild berries, intermingled with delicate notes of rose petals, violets, licorice, and tobacco leaf. These complex aromatics create an alluring bouquet that entices the senses.

On the palate, the 2021 L'Evangile unveils its true character. Medium to full-bodied, the wine envelopes the mouth with a velvety texture, offering a sense of depth and opulence. The concentration of flavors is impressive, with the harmonious blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon contributing to the wine's complexity. Fine, powdery tannins add structure and elegance, creating a seamless integration with the fruit flavors.

The 2021 vintage of L'Evangile benefits from the estate's low average vine age, which mitigated the effects of coulure, a condition where grape clusters fail to develop. Additionally, the rainy growing season spared the young Cabernet Franc vines from hydric stress, resulting in a historically high percentage of this varietal in the blend.

Esteemed wine critics have praised the 2021 L'Evangile for its outstanding qualities. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 95 points, noting its ample body, velvety texture, and rich, powdery tannins. Jane Anson also lauded the wine's adaptation to the vintage conditions, highlighting its supple black and blue fruits, sapidity, and a gorgeous array of spices. Other critics, such as Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, and James Suckling, all recognized the wine's vibrancy, balance, and potential for aging.

Overall, the 2021 L'Evangile is a wine that exemplifies the finest qualities of Pomerol. It is a testament to the meticulous winemaking techniques employed at L'Evangile and a reflection of the exceptional terroir of the region. This wine is a true gem that will undoubtedly delight wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.