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96
Château Angélus 2016

Château Angélus 2016

1er grand cru classé "A" -  - - Red
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Château Angélus 2016

A sensual and elegant Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru

The producer

This Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Angélus, gets its name from the winegrowers who used to simultaneously hear the chimes of the three churches located in the heart of the famous medieval town, Saint-Émilion. This appellation's mythical estate was founded in 1782 and, for 8 generations, the de Boüard de Laforest family has looked after this exceptional heritage.

The vineyard

Château Angélus watches over a 27-hectare vineyard, the vines are 38 years of age on average and are located on Saint-Émilion’s south facing hillside. This terroir spreads over clay-limestone soils in the upper part and clay-sand-limestone soils on the hillside.

The vintage

Looking back on the memories of a winegrower, we had never seen anything like this: 3 months of summer without any rain. With a beneficial rainfall in mid-September and the most remarkable Indian summer, the Château Angélus team harvested exceptionally ripe grapes from the 4th to the 21st of October.

The blend

Merlot (60%)

Cabernet Franc (40%).

This blend perfectly expresses the surprising and exceptional character of the vintage.

Château Angélus 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

The colour is a beautiful, very dark inky colour.

Nose

The nose combines sensual and deep fragrances of Lebanese cedar and bitter orange peel with the illusion of freshness and a great tension. When aired, black fruit fragrances (blackberry and blueberry) with a mouth-watering brightness and purity are unveiled in a delicious way, but not excessively so. Breathing in this wine is like biting into a grape. At this stage, the bouquet offers a wide range of aromas. Without giving this wine a good decade to really open up, it is far from fully displaying its richness.

Palate

The attack is precise and dynamic with a meaty, velvety mid-palate on a refined and creamy tannic body. Well-balanced, this wine, with its impressive volume, is already very drinkable. With this superb combination, Château Angélus 2016 joins the category of exceptional wines which offer a great ageing potential.

Wine critic
Château Angélus 2016
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Parker
98+
100
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J. Robinson
17++
20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
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