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  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

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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Vintage 2000

The vineyard
Surface area : 23.4 hectares (58 acres) in one single block

Situation : On the south-facing slope of Saint-Emilion, on the famous “pied de côte” (foot of the slope)

Soils :Clay-limestone in the high part, clay-sand-limestone on the hillside slopes.

Density of plantation :
6,500 to 7,500 plants per hectare

Grape varieties : 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

Average age of the vines :30 years

Pruning technique :“Girondine”, leaving two canes

Vineyard management : Vines are grown in the traditional manner. Some of the rows are seeded with grass. Debudding, then crop thinning in summer

Harvesting : 100% by hand. The grapes are sorted on the vine and on three sorting tables at the cellar

De-stemming :100%

Annual crop yield : 30 to 35 hectolitres per hectare

2000
The picking stretched out from September the 14th to the 27th in weather conditions that allowed us to harvest wholly in accordance with the criteria of grape ripeness, sugar levels and acidity.

The Merlot showed dazzling fruit characters, unctuosity and balance and was blended with
Cabernet Franc that was slightly over-ripe.
The wines have a blackish-purple colour and exhibit aromas of blackberries, plums and
blackcurrants with delicate smoky notes and liquorice.

There is volume on the palate, phenomenal concentration and a magnificent tannic structure. The balance between richness and acidity brings great freshness.
A long-ageing wine.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium

recommend

Yes

Written Notes

The last wine was a 2000 L’Angelus, which was a big, big, red, red wine. I needed a fork to scrape this sucker off my tongue. There was a lot of wheat, black, grits and grit to the wine, but I didn’t have a lot left in me, so I reserve my right to amend my (93+).

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Deep, dark ruby colour. Intense, refined and seductive nose – ripe cassis, dark chocolate, vanilla and sweet spicy aromas. Full-bodied, supple palate with vivid acidity, round tannins and delicately intense fruit. Black fruit and dark chocolate flavours are escorting the opulent and long finish. The harmoniously balanced wine has such a pleasant and opulent character that is, despite the young age of the wine, already being delivered and enjoyd. The wine has however a great potential and will only improve within next few decades.
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Origin

St-Emilion, Bordeaux

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Angelus 2000  ( Château Angelus )

The last wine was a 2000 L’Angelus, which was a big, big, red, red wine. I needed a fork to scrape this sucker off my tongue. There was a lot of wheat, black, grits and grit to the wine, but I didn’t have a lot left in me, so I reserve my right to amend my (93+).

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Château Angelus 2000  ( Château Angelus )

"Deep, dark ruby colour. Intense, refined and seductive nose – ripe cassis, dark chocolate, vanilla and sweet spicy aromas. Full-bodied, supple palate with vivid acidity, round tannins and delicately intense fruit. Black fruit and dark chocolate flavours are escorting the opulent and long finish. The harmoniously balanced wine has such a pleasant and opulent character that is, despite the young age of the wine, already being delivered and enjoyd. The wine has however a great potential and will only improve within next few decades.

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