The 2015 L’Evangile has a fragrant bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis, cedar, truffle, and lovely Pomerol traits coming through. The palate is well balanced with succulent red berry fruit, smooth in texture with sweet vanilla-y new oak toward the finish that will require a couple of years to fully subsume. This is a fine Pomerol but it does not match my note from 12 months previously. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Robert Parker 97+
“The 2015 L’Evangile is composed of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc and was matured for 18 months in new oak barrels from Tonnellerie des Domaines (their own cooperage). Deep garnet-purple in color, it absolutely leaps from the glass with complex, gregarious notes of blackberry pie, plum preserves, smoked meats/charcuterie, mocha and licorice plus suggestions of cloves, black soil and unsmoked cigars. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and jaw-droppingly sexy, it has beautifully plush yet firm tannins with a lively backbone and a very long, spicy finish.”
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2043
Tasted blind. Dark, blackish crimson. Heady and complete on the nose ” lots of pleasure! Very sweet start ” almost too much. And there’s no shortage of alcohol. But it certainly delivers. Very intense.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2036