Château Angélus is located just half a mile from the Saint-Emilion bell tower, on the famous "pied de côte", facing due south. Its current consolidation and renovation is the culmination of a commitment made by seven generations of the Boöard de Laforest family. The property owes its name to a plot of vines from which the Angelus bell can be heard ringing at all three local churches: Mazerat Chapel, Saint-Martin de Mazerat church and Saint-Emilion church. Promoted to "Premier Grand Cru Classé" status, the estate is recognised throughout the world as one of the finest in Saint-Emilion.This success is due to many years of devotion by the same family. Respect for traditional practices in both vineyards and cellar is combined with constant technical progress, so that each vintage is brought to the very summit of perfection.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
On the other hand, the opaque purple-colored 2013 Angelus, a brilliant blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc harvested between September 9 and October 3 (only 60% of the production was utilized), possesses good acidity as well as pure blueberry, mulberry and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, Christmas fruitcake, underbrush and forest floor. With medium body and more texture than is found in most 2013s, it should drink well for 8-10 years. This vineyard is meticulously manicured and the wine is brilliantly made by Hubert de Bouard.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU ANGELUS 33330 SAINT EMILION FRANCE|
|Classification||1er grand cru classe A|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 91
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon