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Chateau L’Evangile, Pomerol 2023

Château L’Evangile 2023 has just been released at 29% down on the release of the 2022 which was very similarly scored. It is part of the Château Lafite group, and its vineyards are on the Pomerol... plâteau between Petrus and Cheval Blanc, some of the very bast terroir in Bordeaux. This was a great vintage in Pomerol, and wine of this quality and pedigree is not only a fabulous wine only sold and allocated in small quantities, but is also a blue-chip investment grade wine, especially at this price. We have a tiny amount to allocate to a very select few clients, please let us know as soon as possible. “A fascinating exercise in terroir, as this shows the same alcohol as the Blason, but the density, fruit character and even the IPT (tannin) count are very different. You see the impact of clay soils in the building of the powerful architecture and the plush damson and black cherry fruits. There is density but tenderness to the tannins, with grilled caramel that gives a beautiful Pomerol signature. Violet floral edging arrives towards the finish, as things open up, and this is an impressive L'Evangile that can age with ease. 42hl/h yield, a record in recent years here. Certified organic since 2021. Great stuff from technical director Juliette Couderc.” 96 points, Jane Anson “A fine line of tannins runs through this medium- to full-bodied wine. Chocolate, walnut and lead pencil on very fine tannins. Classy and focused, providing elegance with strength. Tight at the end. 78% merlot, 21% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon.” 96-97 points James Suckling “The 2023 L'Évangile was picked from September 4 to 28 at 42hL/ha, which is the highest for many years. Matured in 50% new oak (including 15 foudres) and 8% in amphoras (my sample only from used barrels), this has a very floral and precise bouquet with dark red fruit, blueberry, hints of blood orange and light sous-bois scents. It's very L'Evangile. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins. Crisp and precise, there’s fine tension toward the finish with a lingering black pepper note. This is a lovely L'Évangile that deserves five or six years in bottle. It will be worth the wait.” 94-96 points Neal Martin, Vinous “The 2023 L’Évangile is sensual and plush in the glass. Silky, refined tannins wrap around a core of dark-toned fruit, spice, mocha, leather and dried flowers. This opens nicely, leading to an explosive, deep finish that is quite compelling. Élevage is 50% new oak, 27% once-used barrels, 15% 26hL cask and 8% amphora. It's another fine effort from the team led by Technical Director Juliette Couderc.” 94-96 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Pack Size: 12x75cl£1,896 (In Bond)
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In Bond£1,896En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.