1988 Chateau L'Evangile Bordeaux - 750ml

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1988 Chateau L'Evangile Bordeaux

Château l'Évangile is an estate located in the Bordeaux commune of Pomerol, producing a Merlot-dominant wine that is consistently among the most highly rated in the appellation.

The land was purchased by the Léglise family in the 18th Century, changing hands several times before it was purchased in 1990 by Domaines Baron de Rothschild, owner of Château Lafite Rothschild.

Château l'Évangile lies in the eastern part of Pomerol, a little way south of the famed Petrus vineyard. Here, the 55 acre vineyard is made up of iron-rich clay and gravel soils. This kind of soil is well-suited to Merlot, which makes up the bulk of plantings, with around a fifth of the vineyard dedicated to Cabernet Franc instead.

The vines are harvested by hand and then vinified plot by plot – the vat and cellar rooms were updated in 2004 to help this process. After fermentation, the grand vin is aged in oak for 18 months before release. A second wine, Blason de l'Évangile, uses up grapes that are not deemed high enough quality for the top wine.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1988
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer L'Evangile
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Robert Parker

Rating 1988 Chateau L'Evangile Bordeaux Dark plum/garnet with some lightening at the edge, this wine has that tell-tale characteristic of the vintage – licorice, underbrush, and compost intermixed with plum, blackberry, and currant fruit. The wine shows sweetness on the attack but then becomes a bit desiccated and medium-bodied, with some dry, hard tannins in the finish. It is fully mature, but not likely to become any more graceful. RP

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Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1988
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer L'Evangile
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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