Tasting Notes Angelus 1995
A superb effort in this vintage, Angelus's opaque purple-colored 1995 is a massive, powerful, rich offering with plenty of ripe, sweet tannin. The wine's aromatics include scents of Provencal olives, jammy black cherries, blackberries, truffles, and toast. A very full-bodied wine, it is layered, thick, and pure. This is the most concentrated of the 1995 St.-Emilion premier grand crus. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025.
Tasted at Farr Vintners' vertical from ex-chateau magnum. The 1995 dips just below my expectations. It is very deep in colour. The nose (surprisingly) takes more coaxing than the 1996, with secondary aromas beginning to show through: oyster shell, a touch of undergrowth, a hint of wild mushroom and wet tobacco. The palate is full-bodied with quite a rich, dense mid-palate. For me that oak is imparting a touch of dryness but that is but a minor quibble. Impressive, but somehow maybe lacking a little 'soul'. Tasted October 2011.