Dense with lovely fruit aromas and delicate toasted notes fashioned from tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. This intensely concentrated 2009 boasts silky tannins and spectacular purity, texture and depth, it is already approachable although it should keep for 20 – 30+ years.
Colour: Deep purple colour
Aroma: Blueberry liqueur, spring flowers and dried herbs with hints of chinese five spice, fragrant earth, truffles and new leather.
Palate: Low acidity, full-bodied, rich, spicy and decadent in the mouth. It has a plush, velvety texture and well-knit freshness, finishing very long with tons of spicy layers.
Grape Varieties: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
2019: 99pts – Robert Parker
2018: 100pts – James Suckling
2017: 97pts – Jeb Dunnuck
History of Chateau Angelus
Less than a kilometre from the famous Saint-Emilion bell tower, situated on the much-vaunted south-facing “foot of the hill”, Angélus has been the life work of eight generations of the Boüard de Laforest family.
In the first-ever classification of Saint-Emilion wines in 1954, Château Angélus was a Grand Cru Classé. Already at the time, it benefited from a solid reputation, which helped it survive the Bordeaux wine crisis of 1973. This was the context in which Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, a graduate oenologist from Bordeaux University, took advantage of this marvellous wine’s illustrious past, while being resolutely turned towards the future and launched and continued to implement an ambitious, innovative policy in favour of achieving excellence in wine growing and making.
In the most recent revision of the appellation’s classification, in 2012, Angélus was awarded the highest possible rank of Premier Cru Class A, alongside Cheval Blanc, Ausone and Pavie.