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Château Angelus is one of the largest and most prestigious St-Emilion estates and was promoted to1er grand cru classé status in the 1996 St-Emilion reclassification. Since 2012 ranked Premier grand cru classé (A) in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. Passionately managed for over four generations, Angelus is owned and run by two cousins, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, andJean-Bernard Grenie and is located in the centre-west of the St-Emilion appellation, due west of St-Emilion town.

Angelus's vineyards, 57.8 acres, situated less than a kilometer away from the famous St Emilion steeple, enjoys a perfect southerly-exposed slope - Cabernet Franc (which makes up 48% of the blend) is grown at the bottom of the slope, where the soil is sandier and warmer, while the Merlot(50% of the blend) is grown in the limestone-rich clay soils at the top of the slope. The wine is matured in 100% new oak for 18 months. Rich, concentrated and complex, Angelus needs at least five years of bottle age before it should be approached.

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Ruby, sweet blueberryies, vanilla, chocolate and darker fruits. Very fresh acidity, pure, fresh and ripe tannins, elegant, some coffee with air, chocolate, and good length. Keep some more years. 88

  • 88p
A clearly ripe wine which is already suggested by the garnet red colour. The nose is dominated by aroma reminiscent of lovage, prunes and spicy notes which tunr quickly in a rather oxidative direction. A trend which continues on the palate.
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St-Emilion, Bordeaux


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