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    390
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    3
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  • 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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Deep colour. Black cherry, liquorice. Dark chocolate touch marzipan aromas. Lovely plush black cherry, blackberry chocolate flavours, roasted chestnut flavours, ultra fine grainy plentiful tannins. Finishes chalky finish. Fresh acidity. Touch saline, very attractive. Tasted at Ch Angelus. 96 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very concentrated nose, opening up very slowly. Dark berries upfront, elegant use of oak, fine toasting aroma. On the palate a rich and opulent start, an elegant and persistent finish and an excellent mid palate. A very promising wine for the future. Hubert de Boüard' s "home run" in 2016. 97 

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Ruby. Blackberries, blueberries, some spices, scented, ripe, rich and deep nose, some vanilla notes. Layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, lush, intense, dark berries and spices, deep and fruity, long. 95-97

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St-Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Angelus 2016  ( Château Angelus )

Deep colour. Black cherry, liquorice. Dark chocolate touch marzipan aromas. Lovely plush black cherry, blackberry chocolate flavours, roasted chestnut flavours, ultra fine grainy plentiful tannins. Finishes chalky finish. Fresh acidity. Touch saline, very attractive. Tasted at Ch Angelus. 96 points

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Angelus 2016  ( Château Angelus )

Ruby. Blackberries, blueberries, some spices, scented, ripe, rich and deep nose, some vanilla notes. Layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, lush, intense, dark berries and spices, deep and fruity, long. 95-97

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Angelus 2016  ( Château Angelus )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very concentrated nose, opening up very slowly. Dark berries upfront, elegant use of oak, fine toasting aroma. On the palate a rich and opulent start, an elegant and persistent finish and an excellent mid palate. A very promising wine for the future. Hubert de Boüard' s "home run" in 2016. 97 

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