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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 franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon. ~96-97 James Suckling
A blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2021 L'Evangile offers up aromas of plums, cherries, and wild berries mingled with notions of rose petals, violets, licorice, and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, ample, and velvety, with fine concentration and rich, powdery structuring tannins that assert themselves on the finish, this estate's rather low average vine age meant Evangile didn't suffer much from coulure this year, and the rainy growing season also spared young Cabernet Franc from hydric stress—explaining its historically high percentage in the 2021 blend. ~93-95 WA
The 2021 L'Evangile was picked from 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 superior on the nose of black cherries, black truffle, crushed stone, and a touch of orange peel; very focused and very Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied, cohesive, and elegant with supple tannins and fine acidity, yet there is real depth and a sense of nascent energy toward the finish. The young Cabernet Franc on gravel soils from the Chantecaille lieu-dit absolutely defines this 2021. A great success for this reenergized estate. ~94-96 Neal Martin, Vinous Media
The 2021 L'Evangile is a heady, sensual wine. Silky and pliant, with fabulous balance, L'Evangile is a stand-out. The blend includes 30% Cabernet Franc, high for the chateau, but what really stands out is the wine's balance. Red/purplish fruit, blood orange, rose petal and spice are all wrapped together by silky, pliant tannins. Franc aromatics and saline underpinnings extend the finish. Elevage is 50% new oak, 35% one year-old barrels and 15% amphora. Readers will find a super-classic Evangile that has tons of potential. I loved it. ~94-96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media