Château L’Evangile established itself in the 18th century under the name Fazilleau by the Léglise family. Paul Chaperon purchased the estate in 1892 and it was owned by his descendants, the Ducasse family until 1990. Domaines Baron de Rothschild, owners of Lafite, were bought in as partners and eventually purchased a controlling share of the estate in the 1990s.
Château L’Evangile is located in the east of the Pomerol appellation in a fantastic position surrounded by Pétrus, La Conseillante and its closest neighbour Cheval Blanc. There are two main soil types; clay, which is typical of the plateau in Pomerol and gravel which is usually found in Graves. These aspects combine the powerful and concentrated grapes grown on clay and the delicacy associated with wines from the Graves region. L’Evangile is often relatively tannic in its youth and therefore, benefits from ageing for a minimum of five years before consumption. It has rich concentrated flavours of black fruit and minerals and a bouquet of violets and cassis.
L’Evangile is considered one of the finest wines in Pomerol and despite no official classification of this region it often places in the top three of the Cocks and Féret directory rating. This outstanding wine produced in small quantities has increased in demand since it was taken over by Domaines Baron de Rothschild and regularly features in the auction rooms of Hong Kong.