CChateau L'Evangile is one of the five largest wineries, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild's properties. The winery was founded in the middle of the 18th century, and the second owner named it L'Evangile1, which means "Gospel". In the nineteenth century, it was regarded as the first-class winery of Pomerol. After the Lafite Rothschild family acquired L'Évangile in 1990, the quality has been further improved: including more stringent screening wines, and the birth of the second army wine Blason de L'Évangile, and in 1998 it also carried out restoration and partial renewal projects to improve Vineyard, the new configuration of the winery was completed in 2004.
The most important reason for L'Évangile to produce top-notch wine is its excellent terroir. There is a gravel highland in the southeast of Pomerol, which is the most quintessential plot of the village. A few wineries, including L'Évangile, share this rare terroir: L'Évangile borders Pétrus to the north and Cheval Blanc to the south. Shows the superiority of its location. 22 hectares of vineyards, planted grape varieties are 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the annual output is about 5000 boxes. The quality of L'Évangile wine is elegant and delicate, with pleasant fruity aroma but not vulgar, and is favored by many connoisseurs of fine wine.
Tasting Note :
Chateau L'Evangile 2017 Deep garnet-purple colored, is a little closed to begin, offering glimpses at blueberry preserves, baked plums and black raspberries scents before revealing nuances of spice cake, cinnamon stick, dusty soil and garrigue plus a waft of incense. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a lot of richness and depth, with firm, ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy.