Tasting Notes Angelus 2002
A successful offering for the vintage, the 2002 exhibits a deep ruby/purple/plum color as well as a sweet, forward style with black fruits intermixed with espresso roast, lavender, and Provencal herbs. Medium to full-bodied, lush, and round, with fine purity, ripeness, and surprising body and sweetness for a right bank 2002, it can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.
Tasted at Farr Vintners' vertical from ex-chateau magnum. The bouquet is very well-defined with touches of oyster shell and brambly black fruits, a hint of liquorice and cooked meat. Nice delineation although it would benefit from a little more vigour. The palate is very defined with crisp tannins, quite masculine with fine tannic structure on the rather abrupt finish. The 2002 is a foursquare Angelus compared to others and drinking now. Tasted October 2011.