Colour: Black purple colour
Aroma: Licorice, chocolate, plum, jammy black and red fruits coupled with earth and stone aromas.
Palate: A full boded, rich, concentrated wine plush with cashmere tannins. Long, intense, balanced finish ending with licorice, chocolate and pure, black plum liqueur sensations.
Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc
Awards: 99pts – James Suckling; 97pts – Wine Spectator
This lush wine gives an elegant freshness that comes mainly from the beautiful Cabernet Franc grapes, making this magnificent vintage a very long keeping wine. Best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, chicken; roasted, braised and grilled dishes. It is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
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.