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About Chateau L'Evangile
Add Chateau L'Evangile to the list of Bordeaux estates that the Rothschild group renovated and revitalized in the 20th century. Owned by the Ducasse family from 1862 on, the Rothschilds purchased Chateau L'Evangile in 1990.
87-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004
(a 79/21 blend of merlot and cabernet franc; currently 12.94% alcohol) Good dark ruby-red. Sappy, liqueur-like aromas of maraschino cherry, cassis, licorice and smoky oak. Sweet, supple and chocolatey, with reasonably fresh flavors of framboise, cassis and violet. This doesn't show the inner-mouth tension or depth of the best vintages of L'Evangile, but it's not especially roasted either. Finishes with a fine coating of dusty tannins. The yield was just 24 hectoliters per hectare, due in large part to coulure