Tasting Notes Angelus 1997
This saturated, deep ruby/purple-colored wine is a big, rich, smoky St.-Emilion exhibiting this estate's tell-tale characteristics of Provencal olives, black cherry liqueur, prunes, and toasty new oak. It is soft, supple, and ideal for consuming over the next 10-12 years.
Tasted at Farr Vintners' vertical from ex-chateau magnum. The 1997 has a lighter bouquet with brambly black fruits, a touch of Indian ink and dried flowers. Quite pleasant but not complex, tobacco and autumn leaves developing with aeration. The palate is well defined with fine tannins, cohesive with good acidity. Not complex but harmonious, a savoury touch, a little dryness towards the finish but just missing a little length. A decent 1997, but not a wine I would choose to cellar. Tasted October 2011.