Château Angelus St Emilion 2009
Château Angelus St Emilion 2009
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Region: France » Bordeaux » St. Emilion
Producer: Château Angelus
Alcohol: 14.5%
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Château Angelus

The Angelus style is the alliance between an audacious grape variety and an outstanding terroir. IT is that unique character that comes from the south-facing slope of Saint Emilion and the high proportion of Cabernet Franc that is always a joy to find in each vintage, year after year, with its richness, density, unctuosity, elegance, pedigree, purity and freshness.

Wine Advocate

A candidate for one of the finest Angelus produced to date (and there have been many, including 1989, 1990, 2000 and 2005), this blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc was fashioned from tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts a black/purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of blueberry liqueur, spring flowers and graphite. In the mouth, notes of incense and cassis also emerge from this velvety-textured, full-bodied, intensely concentrated 2009. With silky tannins, low acidity and spectacular purity, texture and depth, it is already approachable (although I'm sure proprietor Hubert de Bouard would think drinking it now is akin to infanticide), but should keep for 20-30+ years.

Score: 99. —Robert Parker, February 2012.

Wine Spectator

Rich and rather stolid now, this features a wall of roasted apple wood and charcoal flavors in front of the dense core of black Mission fig, steeped black currant fruit and espresso notes. Extremely dense on the finish, but the inlaid spice and tobacco hints are there just beneath the surface, needing only extended cellaring to emerge fully. One of the larger-scaled efforts of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2035. 8,165 cases made.

Score: 96. —James Molesworth, March 31, 2012.

Wine Enthusiast

Barrel sample. A immensely powerful wine, heaving with fresh fruit and dark tannins. It is full of spiced plums, dark cherries and berries. These lie over wood and a powerful structure.

Score: 95. —Roger Voss, August 09, 2010.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Subject to availability. Payment required upon confirmation.
We anticipate delivery in the Spring 2012.

Case discounts do not apply to this item.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
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