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This lush, super-ripe L'Evangile received a perfect 100 out of 100 from wine critic Robert Parker; Made from 95%
Merlot with 5%
Cabernet Franc it has an amazing richness that lasts forever on the palate; Flavours of blackberry, black cherry, jam and liquorice combine with more savoury woody characters giving greater complexity - Enjoy from 5 years time and for a further 20+ after that. James Griswood - Wine Buyer
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18/20 Jancis Robinson
100 Points Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 20/02/2012
An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947. The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L’Evangile ever made?
Jean Pascal Vazart
Situated on the right bank of the Gironde, just north-west of St. Emilion, Pomerol is the smallest of the Bordeaux regions. Unlike other appellations, it has no formal system of classification. Nonetheless, the wines command some of the highest of all prices – Indeed, Pomerol is home to the famous Chateau Petrus, one of the most expensive wines in the world. Merlot is the dominant grape here which, together with the vein of iron rich clay running through the soil, helps to give the wines a uniquely rich and smooth character. Although they often more approachable at an early age, they are equally capable of great longevity
£150.00 per case
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150 Clubcard Points
£23.94 per case
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23 Clubcard Points