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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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Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black centre. Well structured nose with slightly closed character. Elegant fruit, blackberries, elderberries and hints of sloe. Discreet spicyness in the background. On the palate well balanced with firm but mature tannins, good concentration, aromatic character and good length.
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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Angelus 2014  ( Château Angelus )

"Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black centre. Well structured nose with slightly closed character. Elegant fruit, blackberries, elderberries and hints of sloe. Discreet spicyness in the background. On the palate well balanced with firm but mature tannins, good concentration, aromatic character and good length. "

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