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Château Angélus Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 1996

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Château Angelus:
Surface area : 23.4 hectares (58 acres) in one single block Situation : On the south-facing slope of Saint-Emilion, on the famous “pied de côte” (foot of the slope) Density of plantation : 6,500 to 7,500 plants per hectare Grape varieties : 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon Average age of the vines : 30 years Pruning technique : “Girondine”, leaving two canes Vineyard manag... Read more
Surface area : 23.4 hectares (58 acres) in one single block Situation : On the south-facing slope of Saint-Emilion, on the famous “pied de côte” (foot of the slope) Density of plantation : 6,500 to 7,500 plants per hectare Grape varieties : 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon Average age of the vines : 30 years Pruning technique : “Girondine”, leaving two canes Vineyard management :Vines are grown in the traditional manner. Some of the rows are seeded with grass. Debudding, then crop thinning in summer Harvesting : 100% by hand. The grapes are sorted on the vine and on three sorting tables at the cellar Read less

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Snooth User: Kit
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3.50 5
12/13/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Angélus Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/08/2009

Complex and intense aromas of forest floor, wild berries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, long finish. Racy and classy. Wonderful now but has a long life ahead of it. Better than I remember. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Angelus 15000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

A massive powerful Angelus this wine exhibits a saturated black/ruby/purple color as well as an impressively-endowed nose of dried herbs roasted meats new saddle leather plum liqueur and cassis. In the mouth olive notes make an impression. This sweet full-bodied exceptionally concentrated wine is atypically backward and ferociously tannic. It was revealing more sweetness and forwardness immediately prior to bottling but I would now recommend 7-8 years of cellaring. Anticipated Maturity: 2007-2025. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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