The Premier Cru Classé Château Angélus takes its name from the three church bells of the town of Saint-Emilion whose tolling has always been audible from the estate’s vineyards. This legendary property was founded in 1782 and, for 8 generations, the family de Boüard de Laforest has carefully guarded its exceptional legacy.
The Château Angélus vineyard is located in the heart of Saint-Émilion. The vines are planted in clay-sand-limestone soils.
The 2019 vintage, described as flamboyant, will be remember for a precipitation level favourable for the vines. The clay-limestone soils allowed the vines to withstand a hot, dry and sunny summer thanks to the accumulation of water during the spring and its redistribution in later months. During this second year of conversion to organic farming, the use of copper in the vineyard was below standard. The harvest started under fantastic sanitary conditions on September 18.
The Château Angélus 2019 displays an intense and bright, almost purplish colour in the glass. The exquisite aromatic purity and vibrant notes of black fruit and wild cherry form the cornerstone of this 2019 vintage. The woody notes are perfectly integrated. On the palate, the attack is smooth and the silky tannins roll out, coating the mouth beautifully. Thanks to the high quality of the Cabernet Franc, the finish is quite spicy and minty with a fresh tension. Revealing the authentic nature of the Château Angélus terroir, this elegant 2019 vintage is polished and precise.