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2019 Angelus

By Chateau Angelus

2019 Angelus from Chateau Angelus, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The revered 2019 vintage from Chateau Angelus encapsulates the very essence of Saint-Emilion's finesse, securing its ascendancy among investors and connoisseurs alike. A bevy of exceptional vintages have emerged from this chateau's halls, but it is the 2019 release that truly captures the imagination, setting a new pinnacle for elegance and structure.

 

Distinctive Characteristics of the 2019 Vintage

An extraordinary year in Bordeaux, 2019 was praised for its impeccable balance and concentration. In particular, Saint-Emilion benefitted from weather conditions that bordered on the idyllic – a mild spring followed by a summer with sufficient heat and light, yet mercifully avoiding extremes. These conditions are meticulously embodied within the 2019 Angelus, a wine that dazzles with its symmetry and depth.

The 2019 Angelus presents an intricate tapestry of ripe black cherries and plums, deftly interwoven with subtle notes of violets and liquorice. Its profound complexity is edged with a dignified structure, born from the limestone bedrock of Saint-Emilion. This is a vintage where the winemaker's artistry aligns with nature's benevolence to produce a wine of profound gravitas.

 

A Vertically Integrated Marvel

Aesthetes and investors will find equal pleasure in the 2019 Angelus. It stands as one of the emblematic expressions of what makes Saint-Emilion's merlot-based wines so investable: robust ageability coupled with an alluring immediacy that tempts the palate earlier than many of its Left Bank peers. The investment prospects for this wine are buoyed not only by its intrinsic quality but also by the storied legacy of Chateau Angelus – a bastion known for wines that captivate upon release yet mature with dignified grace.

In framing the character of this distinguished wine, I am reminded that individual vintages carry their own whispers of seasons past, crafting their unique stories into every bottle. The 2019 Angelus tells a tale of harmonious conditions meeting masterful vinification – it does not just appeal to those seeking olfactory pleasure but stands as an astute addition to any sophisticated portfolio.

Market price (CAD)

$5,020.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

167.22

Scores and tasting notes

97-99

Composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Angélus was harvested from the 13th of September until the 4th of October. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sashays out of the glass with gregarious scents of Morello cherries, lilacs, chocolate box and potpourri with a core of Black Forest cake, blueberry crumble, fragrant soil and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the intensity on the palate builds from delicate, beguiling nuances with ethereal weight to a full-on fireworks display of flavor sparks, framed by fantastic freshness and very finely pixilated tannins, finishing long, layered and invigorating.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 10 June 2020

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