Having finally achieved his ambition, Hubert de Boüard was determined to produce a wine worthy of the elevation. This vintage is the most subtle Angelus yet very concentrated, powerful and rich combined with the purity of fruit that helps it to shine out. It should easily evolve for 15-20 years.
Colour: Opaque purple-blue colour
Aroma: Intense flavours of bright blackberries, raspberries, cherries and smokey minerals with hints of violet and leafy undertones.
Palate: Medium-bodied with fine, quite sturdy tannins, crisp acidity, very fine focus and good precision on the finish.
Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc
Awards: 95pts – RParker, Wine Advocate; 94pts – Wine Spectator
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.