Monday, November 13, 2023
LeDomduVin: Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol 2016
Beyond its dark, opaque robe, it displayed aromas of dark fruits and berries mingling with earthy, smoky, peppery and oak nuances. The palate is also very dark, a bit tight right now, offering great concentration and density, packed with the same flavours as on the nose. This is a solid wine, strongly built, rich and opulent, intense, bold, layered, with great structure and texture, enough acidity to balance the ripe dark fruits and the firm grip of tannins. The lingering finish presents a lot of dark matter combined with earthiness, pepperiness, spiciness and tar smokiness.
Although it mellowed down after being decanted for one hour before serving, it was still tight. Only half of the bottle was consumed. I served the rest of the bottle the day after, and it was much more approachable, proof of its youth and tremendous potential to age for decades to come. I enjoyed it very much, yet it is too young, in my opinion, and deserves to be cellared for a few more years to loosen a bit and offer an even better experience. Despite being a bit too young for now, this is a magnificent wine!
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