I look back with pleasure on the impressive l’Evangile 2010, which we had at dinner in Eisenstadt a week ago. The 22 ha estate has been part of the Domaines Baron de Rothschild since 1990. The soils consist of iron-rich clay and gravel. Merlot dominates the blend and is complemented by Cabernet Franc.
In 2010, 88% Merlot, which particularly thrives on the loamy soils, went into the cuvée. In addition, 12% Cabernet Franc complemented the blend and provided freshness to tame the substantial alcohol.
The vintage itself had excellent ripening conditions with warm days and cool nights, resulting in an outstanding, multi-layered wine – on par with the great previous vintage.
Plum, sour cherry, blackberries, cassis, foliage, earth, liquorice, dark chocolate, tobacco and smoke. Glycerine and fine-grained, mature tannin on the soft palate with plenty of suppleness and length.
A lot of alcohol I the finish, yet simply outstanding.