Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2016
Considered one of the top estates in the entire Right Bank appellation, Chateau Angelus has achieved "A" in the Saint-Emilion Classification. The property has one of the longer histories in this region. The de Bouard family has bee in Bordeaux for more than 700 years. In 2018, Chateau Angelus has moved to 100% organic farming and on track to achieve certification by 2021. This is a wine worth collecting and aging.
98+ pt Wine Advocate Robert Parker
96pt Wine Spectator
"The 2016 Angélus is composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 to 22 months in new barrels and foudres. Deep garnet-purple colored, it drifts effortlessly out of the glass with sensuous notes of lavender, candied violets, garrigue, Ceylon tea and iron ore with a core of warm black cherries, mulberries, ripe plums and aniseed plus wafts of cedar chest and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the perfumed fruit whispers of great intensity and depth, with the vivacious fruit well knit into the plush, seductive frame of velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. Still very tightly wound with amazing tension at this stage, it truly needs a good 6-8 more years in bottle to deliver the fully expressed layers that this soft-spoken, profound beauty promises." Robert Parker.
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