The headline news is that Château l’Évangile is situated in a prime position on the Right Bank, on the Pomerol plateau, between Petrus, La Conseillante and Cheval Blanc. Made by the wine making team at Château Lafite – this is very much a rockstar wine, in very short supply.
A typical Right Bank blend of 83.5% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon – this wine absolutely sings and has decent reviews to back it.
95 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown – “The 2019 L’Evangile is made from 83.5% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple colored, it charges out with bold notes of baked plums, blackberry preserves, and star anise with hints of cinnamon toast, cumin seed, dusty soil, and lavender. Full-bodied, rich, and spicy, the palate delivers mouth-coating blackberry preserves flavors with tons of exotic spice and floral accents, framed by velvety tannins and soft acidity, finishing on a lingering licorice note. One of the more heady, opulent expressions of the vintage, it is a plush, fruity, voluptuous style that will appeal to those seeking acidity on the lower side.”