Bordeaux

2011 Château Angélus St-Émilion

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2011 was a fairly classical vintage, and after austere early years it's now becoming approachable, full of life, finesse and precision. You can begin to see in this wine how Angélus opens up with some bottle age. There are touches of rose petal alongside still-intense damson fruits, and the liquorice through the mid-palate is coming to the fore. There's good flesh to the tannins, and the elegance is clear without being too serious. Angélus is a wine that never forgets how to be generous. Read more
Critic Reviews
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96 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter Magazine

2011 was a fairly classical vintage, and after austere early years it's now becoming approachable, full of life, finesse and precision. You can begin to see in this wine how Angélus opens up with some bottle age. There are touches of rose petal alongside still-intense damson fruits, and the liquorice through the mid-palate is coming to the fore. There's good flesh to the tannins, and the elegance is clear without being too serious. Angélus is a wine that never forgets how to be generous.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter Magazine

Fine tannins, this is elegant and finessed, with cool blueberry and raspberry fruits, touches of orange peel, rose petal and slate. Well balanced, precise and well crafted, with a shot of espresso and cocoa bean on the finish. This is just beginning to be ready to drink if given a good few hours in a carafe.

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95 POINTS
Bob Campbell MW - The Real Review

Wonderfully perfumed wine with chocolate, dark berry, mint, herbs and violet among the more obvious flavours. It has a very fine-grained texture, with firm but fine tannins. Not a great vintage but a very good example

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94 POINTS
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

The 2011 Angelus is another winner from Hubert de Bouard. Supple and sexy with lots of blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with licorice, barbecue smoke and camphor, this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, sexy effort offers delicious drinking now, and promises to become even better over the next decade. It should keep for 15 or more years.

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94 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2011 Angélus has a lovely bouquet with ample red fruit, fireside hearth/ash and a touch of Earl Grey. Fine definition and lift here. The palate is very well balanced with supple tannins, fine bead of acidity, quite sensual for the growing season with a judicious plushness and a sense of breeding on the finish. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual 10-Year-On tasting.

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94 POINTS
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front

Jean-Bernard Grenié calls this ‘A classic Angelus, and a little brother to the 2001 vintage’. He suggests enjoying it within the next three or four years. Importer: Langtons More maturity in the flavor here, going to black plum and almost some raisin, coffee, dried herb. Full bodied, depth and complexity, grainy feel to the rich tannin, a slick of earth and plummy flavor in the aftertaste. Very good drinking now. Like this.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Ian D'Agata - Vinous

Bright ruby-purple color. Sweet oak-spiced aromas of dark berries, mocha and cola, with a floral note gaining strength with air. Supple and expansive on entry, then rising tannins give the mid-palate a serious brooding quality, but there's plenty of intense cassis and red cherry flavor to support the tannins. Closes flinty and long, with a persistent chocolate quality. I really like the way this powerful wine remains graceful and refined; I hope Hubert de Bouard tries scaling back on the extraction a little, because when he does wines like this one, they are real beauts. A very good showing for 2011.

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Julia Harding MW - JancisRobinson.com

Black inky core. Invitingly dark, rich and spiced on the nose. Fragrant and promising. Lightly cedary. Cool, elegant and refined but deep, deep tannins giving a firm rounded structure. Long and rich. Score: 17/20

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Tasting Notes

2011 was a fairly classical vintage, and after austere early years it's now becoming approachable, full of life, finesse and precision. You can begin to see in this wine how Angélus opens up with some bottle age. There are touches of rose petal alongside still-intense damson fruits, and the liquorice through the mid-palate is coming to the fore. There's good flesh to the tannins, and the elegance is clear without being too serious. Angélus is a wine that never forgets how to be generous. Jane Anson Decanter 96 Points

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Winemakers Note

Angélus,  an emblem of excellence Nestled less than a kilometer away from the iconic Saint-Emilion bell tower, Château Angélus occupies the highly acclaimed 'foot of the hill,' basking in the sun-drenched south-facing slopes. Here, a significant portion of the vineyards is devoted to Cabernet Franc, which imparts its unique character to the estate's signature wines year after year. Since 1782, Château Angélus has remained under the ownership and stewardship of the de Boüard family. In 2012, a significant milestone marked the transition of power as the 8th generation, represented by Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, took over the management of the estate. Infused with passion, dynamism, and unwavering determination, Stéphanie is resolute in her commitment to uphold and enhance Angélus's esteemed reputation, perpetually driven by the same exacting standards in crafting wines of unparalleled excellence.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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