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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.
89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2012
(94% merlot with 6% cabernet franc; 76 IPT; 4 g/l total acidity; a 73% selection for the grand vin; 100% new oak; 13.5% alcohol): Good full, deep red. Aromatically pure nose offers scents of black cherry, blackcurrant, spices and minerals. Sweet, dense and suave if currently a bit youthfully withdrawn, conveying excellent tension and grip thanks to nicely integrated acidity. Finishes very long, with mounting, rather austere tannins. A bit forbidding today but has the stuffing to age well. The harvest occurred over the usual 15 days, but started ten days earlier than usual: the merlot was picked on September 6-7 and 13-21, and the cabernet franc between September 19 and 21.