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2014 Angelus

By Chateau Angelus

2014 Angelus from Château Angelus, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux

The year 2014 at Château Angelus was characterised by a triumphant struggle against climate's caprices, marking it as a vintage that truly reflects the mettle of the vignerons and the resilience of terroir. Unfurling the tale of this wine reveals a narrative of patience and precision which, in vinous terms, translates to a vintage with fascinating potential for wine investment connoisseurs.

 

A Studied Response to Climatic Whims

In 2014, Bordeaux was bestowed with an Indian summer that pleasantly took over from an erratic August, presenting the gift of optimal ripeness. This benevolence from Mother Nature allowed for assiduous grape selection and picking at Château Angelus, ensuring that only grapes of impeccable quality were ushered into their chai.

The 2014 Angelus articulates this triumph with eloquence. On the palate, it offers a tapestry woven with dark fruits - think blackberries and plums - embroidered with subtle hints of espresso and an undertone of wet stone minerality. It stands as a testament to Saint-Émilion’s limestone plateau, where Cabernet Franc finds its elysium alongside the might of Merlot.

 

An Investment in Time and Terroir

While one revels in its present nuances, there's an inherent promise of evolution that provides an anchor point for investment sagacity. Tannins, intricately laced and pronounced without aggression, suggest a future where silk supplants sinew, where tertiary notes will somersault into complexity.

The 2014 Angelus shows diligent oak integration that rounds out the structure but never overpowers - a whisper rather than a shout. The lingering finish continues to echo the vibrant conversation between fruit and frame long after the liquid has departed.

This vintage of the 2014 Angelus from Château Angelus is illustrative not solely of its DNA - the blend, the barrel, and the brushstrokes of winemaking - but of its year. And while all years sing their own songs, this hymn is suffused with depth, vigour and an artful resilience. As such, it garners more than a cursory glance from those discerning investors looking to diversify their portfolio with a wine poised for grace with age.

Current market price

HK$26,800.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

186.67

Scores and tasting notes

95

No tasting note available.

Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

93-94

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

93-96

No tasting note available.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator

94

Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2014 Angélus needs a fair bit of coaxing to begin to reveal very pretty aromas of lilacs, kirsch, redcurrant jelly and Black Forest cake plus nuances of graphite and menthol. The palate is delicately intense with soft spoken floral and earth notes complimenting the black fruits, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long with compelling restraint. Sporting a good amount of tertiary nuances, it can be enjoyed right now, but make sure to decant it a good 1.5 to two hours prior to drinking.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 22 October 2020

91-93

No tasting note available.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate

16.5+

No tasting note available.

Jancis Robinson - JancisRobinson.com

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