Bordeaux

Chateau Angélus - St. Emilion 2015 3000ml

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The 2015 Angélus has a calm, cool and collected bouquet of tightly wound black fruit that unfurls with aeration to reveal blackberry, gravel and pencil box notes; classic, almost Left Bank in style, and delivered with real panache. The palate is exquisitely balanced with fine but grippy tannin, layers of black and red fruit tinged with vanilla and perfect acidity. The harmonious, sensual finish is very alluring. What a stunning 2015 this is going to be! Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
97 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2015 Angélus has a calm, cool and collected bouquet of tightly wound black fruit that unfurls with aeration to reveal blackberry, gravel and pencil box notes; classic, almost Left Bank in style, and delivered with real panache. The palate is exquisitely balanced with fine but grippy tannin, layers of black and red fruit tinged with vanilla and perfect acidity. The harmonious, sensual finish is very alluring. What a stunning 2015 this is going to be! Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Angélus is a little closed to begin, soon blossoming into a wonderfully fragrant perfume of raspberry preserves, ripe black plums and chocolate-covered cherries with suggestions of Darjeeling tea, candied violets, spice cake and cinnamon stick with a touch of aniseed. Full-bodied, the palate is fabulously opulent, delivering mouth-coating black and red fruit layers with loads of floral sparkles and a seductively velvety texture, finishing with great length and tension.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

A blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Angelus reveals a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant aromas of crushed red currants, warm plums and pencil shavings with hints of incense, sage, violets and tobacco. Full-bodied, very fine and intense yet exquisitely delicate with wonderful freshness, it has ripe yet firm, very finely grained tannins and an epically long, perfumed finish. With bags of perfume and a captivating plushness, this Angelus is a real head-turner!

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Wine Spectator

Dense, dark and muscular, featuring waves of warmed fig, plum and black currant paste that roll in with warm ganache, baker's chocolate and espresso accents. A huge swath of smoldering tobacco is brewing on the finish, which has a brooding feel, thanks to tannins that hit like a thunderclap at the end. If you've got time to wait... Best from 2028 through 2045. 8,750 cases made.

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

How about that investigation into Chateau Angelus big boss Hubert de Boüard for “taking illegal interest” in the rankings of Grand Cru Classé in Saint Emilion? Allegedly, the outcomes made by Boüard, and a journalist linked to the scandal, were intending to result in the elevation of ranking for Angelus. Well, there you go. Anyways, cabernet franc is perhaps the great character in this wine. I’ve always had a soft spot for Angelus, this wine firmed my resolve to rekindle with the producer. Racehorse muscular and athletic with impossibly long and fine tannin profile coupled to incredible sense of succulence. Dark cherry, cassis, lavender notes, earth and brambles, faint anise. The palate races away, shows great inward concentration but impossibly wonderful texture and persistence. Epic wine here.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

Readers will have to be very patient with the 2015 Angélus. Massively tannic and forbidding, Angélus is one of the most reticent, unyielding 2015s I tasted. The high percentage of Cabernet Franc, the approach to extraction, aging in the cellar - which involves minimal racking and low S02 - and slightly late bottling are some of the factors that result in a huge, powerful, impenetrable wine at this stage. Even so, the 2015 exudes concentration and depth. Time in the glass brings out some of the wine's unctuousness, but it will be at least a decade before the 2015 is ready to deliver true drinking pleasure.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Decanter

Vivacious blackberry, brushed liquorice and toasted cedar; this is a wine with great precision and clarity and firm, supple tannins

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Jancis Robinson MW

Tasted blind. Very dark crimson – glowing. Very seductive. Sweet and gorgeous. Massive, juicy, inky and fresh. Added later: better than most recent vintages of this wine. Score: 18/20

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Angélus is a little closed to begin, soon blossoming into a wonderfully fragrant perfume of raspberry preserves, ripe black plums and chocolate-covered cherries with suggestions of Darjeeling tea, candied violets, spice cake and cinnamon stick with a touch of aniseed. Full-bodied, the palate is fabulously opulent, delivering mouth-coating black and red fruit layers with loads of floral sparkles and a seductively velvety texture, finishing with great length and tension. Lisa Perroti Brown MW 97 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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