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Bordeaux

Angélus Le Carillon d'Angélus 2014

The second wine of Angélus is almost as structured as the first wine. It has serious tannins and dark acidity. At the same time, the fruit is rich with black-currant flavors. It is solid with plenty of potential. Drink this very fine wine from 2023. Read more
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93 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

The second wine of Angélus is almost as structured as the first wine. It has serious tannins and dark acidity. At the same time, the fruit is rich with black-currant flavors. It is solid with plenty of potential. Drink this very fine wine from 2023.

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93 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

92–94. Barrel Sample. The 50% new wood gives a toasty character to the wine, but is not overdone. It has intense acidity that's matched by the ripe red-berry fruits. It will be a wine for early drinking, from 2020.

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91 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter Magazine

This stands out compared to the 2013, clearly richer and with more layers, proving the enormous impact of vintage in Bordeaux, even for the top estates. Both wines have their place, but if you are looking for a window into the succulence and structure that Château Angélus offers, this is a great place to start. The colour and aromatics are enticing, and there's clear structure to the tannins, suggesting a wine with body and plenty to say. It has flavours of black cherries, touches of spice and some fresh mint, showing great persistency. This is still young, but should be ready to go soon with a good decant.

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91 POINTS
James Suckling

A silky and fruity red with very fine tannins and lovely fruit. Medium-bodied, clean and bright. Second wine of Angélus. Drink or hold.

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Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2014 Le Carillon d’Angélus is silky, open-knit and accessible. There is good depth and density, but from bottle the wine lacks some of the freshness it showed from barrel. I would prefer to drink the 2014 sooner rather than later.

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James Lawther MW - Jancis Robinson

An extra 5ha of Merlot from a parcel near La Tour Figeac added this year. Hence blend of 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. Fruit driven nose. Palate round but fresh. Joly fruit again. Structure behind. Tannins clean and fine.

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Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2014 Le Carillon d'Angelus has a straightforward bouquet with redcurrant, cranberry and pomegranate aromas, the oak discretely hidden behind the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, not much depth, but it retains satisfying balance on the black olive-tinged finish. Drink over the next four or five years.

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Jancis Robinson MW

About 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. Picked 3-22 October. Nervy and racy. Silky textured at first but pretty dry on the end. Very polished. Rather inky. Score: 16/20

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This stands out compared to the 2013, clearly richer and with more layers, proving the enormous impact of vintage in Bordeaux, even for the top estates. Both wines have their place, but if you are looking for a window into the succulence and structure that Château Angélus offers, this is a great place to start. The colour and aromatics are enticing, and there's clear structure to the tannins, suggesting a wine with body and plenty to say. It has flavours of black cherries, touches of spice and some fresh mint, showing great persistency. This is still young, but should be ready to go soon with a good decant. Jane Anson 91 Points Decanter

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