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Château Angélus Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2009

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"Concentrated aromas of boysenberry and raspberry jam. Full-bodied and powerful, with beautiful fruit-coated tannins and a long, spicy, rich aftertaste. All there for a top vintage from Angélus...94-97" WS 04/10 "I tasted this three separate times, and on two occasions I thought it had the potential to be a perfect wine. The home estate of Hubert de Bouard, this 62+ acre vineyard produced a 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc blend in 2009, with yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, and a whopping alcohol degree of 14.5%. Of course, the latter component is not even noticeable, as that is one of the erroneous myths about high alcohol in some 2009 Bordeaux. It just doesn’t show, thanks to the wine’s extraordinary concentration. This is a fabulous wine, with that tell-tale, dense, inky blue color that Angelus always seems to achieve. It displays an extraordinary nose of acacia flowers (or is it violets?) intermixed with blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, incense, and graphite. Full-bodied, viscous, with great intensity , vibrancy, and transparency, this is one of the all-time great wines from Angelus and a 21st century version of their 1989 and 1990. It should drink well for 20+ years – at the very minimum...96-100" WA 04/10 "This is already phenomenal, with super fine tannins and an incredible core of fruits. Notes of licorice, blackberries, and blueberries steal the show. Full bodied, it has everything in place and in harmony. This is really put together well, wonderful stuff. Barrel sample. 97+" JamesSuckling.com 1/11

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

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

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

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
03/03/2012

Deep purple. Very deep, enticing aromas of cassis, blackberry liqueur, dark chocolate and violet, with some oaky torrefaction notes of espresso and mocha; seems a bit more merlot-dominated than usual. The palate boasts outstanding intensity and fresh... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Angelus 750ml


External Review
09/22/2010

I tasted this three separate times, and on two occasions I thought it had the potential to be a perfect wine. The home estate of Hubert de Bouard, this 62+ acre vineyard produced a 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc blend in 2009, with yields of 20 he... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Angelus 1500ml


External Review
03/09/2012

60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. A restrained bouquet is part of a very deeply colored wine with some big tannins. Full bodied with dark fruits and tobacco and a nice, long finish. Chuck Hayward. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Angelus 750ml


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 6000ML Impériale


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


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"Concentrated aromas of boysenberry and raspberry jam. Full-bodied and powerful, with beautiful fruit-coated tannins and a long, spicy, rich aftertaste. All there for a top vintage from Angélus...94-97" WS 04/10 "I tasted this three separate times, and on two occasions I thought it had the potential to be a perfect wine. The home estate of Hubert de Bouard, this 62+ acre vineyard produced a 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc blend in 2009, with yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, and a whopping alcohol degree of 14.5%. Of course, the latter component is not even noticeable, as that is one of the erroneous myths about high alcohol in some 2009 Bordeaux. It just doesn’t show, thanks to the wine’s extraordinary concentration. This is a fabulous wine, with that tell-tale, dense, inky blue color that Angelus always seems to achieve. It displays an extraordinary nose of acacia flowers (or is it violets?) intermixed with blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, incense, and graphite. Full-bodied, viscous, with great intensity , vibrancy, and transparency, this is one of the all-time great wines from Angelus and a 21st century version of their 1989 and 1990. It should drink well for 20+ years – at the very minimum...96-100" WA 04/10 "This is already phenomenal, with super fine tannins and an incredible core of fruits. Notes of licorice, blackberries, and blueberries steal the show. Full bodied, it has everything in place and in harmony. This is really put together well, wonderful stuff. Barrel sample. 97+" JamesSuckling.com 1/11

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