2014 Pomerol from Bordeaux.
The 2014 Pomerol Chateau l'Evangile is 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. An unusually long Indian summer resulted in a careful work from the labour in order to collect the distinctive character of the Merlot. The harvest took place in the best conditions possible from the 22nd of September to the 4th of October. The result is up to the skills of the property workers. The inky purple-tinted red coloured wine gives off an intense and large aromatic palette of dark berry on a base of balsamic note that brings freshness. The frank attack evolves in fresh, aromatic, creamy and fleshy tannins. This Pomerol combines density and finesse.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 L'Evangile comes racing out of the blocks on the nose with plenty of black cherry, blueberry, cold stone and black truffle scents, quintessentially Pomerol with impressive delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture, lovely black fruit here laced with Earl Grey, spice and sage, quite intense and fanning out gloriously towards the long finish. This seems to have gained precision after bottling and I did warn that it may merit a higher score. This is a deeply impressive L'Evangile that might challenge Lafite-Rothschild in the long term. Chapeau!