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Château Angelus St. Emilion Very Lightly Bin-Soiled Label 1990

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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
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External Reviews for Château Angelus St. Emilion Very Lightly Bin-Soiled Label

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/07/2012

This blockbuster, blue/purple-colored wine boasts an exceptional nose of subtle licorice, menthol, creme de cassis, blackberries, and hints of coffee and charcoal. Full-bodied, flamboyant, and opulent, with low acidity and sweet tannin, it still seem... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Angelus 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/01/2010

Aromatic beauty. Dark ruby-red color. Enticing aromas of cinnamon, raspberry, plum, and cherry. Full-bodied, with wonderfully polished tannins and a long, fruity finish.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. 12,000 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Angelus 750ml


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 96This chateau has been turning out such spectacular wines that it is not surprising it was elevated in the recent reclassification of St.-Emilion. Any Bordeaux lover would be thrilled to have either of the 1989 or 1990 in his or her cellar. Both wines reveal an opaque purple color, with the 1990 slightly more inky. Both wines are also exceptionally endowed, backward, rich, full-bodied, and crammed with fruit. The 1990 is softer than the 1989 (because of the vintage's greater ripeness), as well as lower in acidity, giving it a marginally more forward and flattering set of aromatics and flavors. However, the impression is one of a big, beefy, thick, super-rich wine offering that tell-tale L'Angelus nose of smoky vanillin oak, olives, jammy cassis, and spice. Picking a favorite between these two fabulous examples of their respective vintages is - for me - presently impossible. I will probably end up drinking the 1990 before the 1989, but both wines are 25-30-year wines, with the 1989 possibly reaching full maturity in 5-6 years, and the 1990 needing several more years of cellaring.



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