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Château Angélus Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2003

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Tasting Notes :Kudos to proprietor Hubert Bouard, who has been making brilliant wines at this estate since the mid- to late-1980s. A blend of 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot, the beautiful 2003 (14% alcohol; 6,500 cases produced) is somewhat tightly knit, but it reveals a perfumed nose of rose petals, blackberries, menthol, and cedar. This broad, sweet 2003's supple attack is followed by a tannic mid-section. The wine does not appear to be as dense or structured as the 2004. Given the high percentage of Cabernet Franc, it is likely to put on considerable weight in the bottle. This beauty is slightly different not only because of the torrid vintage conditions, but also because it incorporates the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever utilized at Angelus.

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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

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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2010

Beautiful aromas of ripe blackberry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Layered and delicious. Gorgeous. Best after 2010. 6,500 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Angelus 750ml



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Tasting Notes :Kudos to proprietor Hubert Bouard, who has been making brilliant wines at this estate since the mid- to late-1980s. A blend of 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot, the beautiful 2003 (14% alcohol; 6,500 cases produced) is somewhat tightly knit, but it reveals a perfumed nose of rose petals, blackberries, menthol, and cedar. This broad, sweet 2003's supple attack is followed by a tannic mid-section. The wine does not appear to be as dense or structured as the 2004. Given the high percentage of Cabernet Franc, it is likely to put on considerable weight in the bottle. This beauty is slightly different not only because of the torrid vintage conditions, but also because it incorporates the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever utilized at Angelus.

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