Chateau Angelus   Angelus

2006 Angelus

By Chateau Angelus

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Tasted at Farr Vintners' vertical from ex-chateau magnum. The 2006 Angelus has a very deep but pure colour. It has a pixelated nose, the same that it has had from its youth, great definition and lift with the Merlot more in evidence now: black cherries, loganberry, a touch of orange-blossom and tangible mineralite. The palate is very crisp with a firm backbone, perhaps needing a couple more years to fully integrate, but it bounds along like a yapping puppy from start to finish. Certainly not a blockbuster Angelus, but beautifully realized and pixelated. Tasted October 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2012


A spectacular effort (what's new?), this brilliant offering from proprietor Hubert de Bouard is another classic. A blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of creosote, blueberry pie, espresso roast, blackberries, and graphite. Extremely full-bodied and stunningly rich with a multi-layered texture, sweet tannin, and a 45-second finish, this exceptional 2006 is one of the great wines of St.-Emilion. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009


Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Angelus, a blend of 47% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a very perfumed bouquet with scents of blueberry, cassis, crushed violets and just a touch of mushroom. This is very generous. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth, slightly toasty entry. The acidity is quite low compared to other 2006 Saint Emilions, but there is harmony here and the tannins seem very fine. There is real density on the finish, although I was just seeking a little more delineation to come through. Give this another two or three years in bottle. Tasted January 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 May 2016

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