Chateau Angelus – St Emilion 1st Grand Cru 2016
The 2016 Angelus is composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 to 22 months in new barrels and foudres. Deep garnet-purple colored, it drifts effortlessly out of the glass with sensuous notes of lavender, candied violets, garrigue, Ceylon tea and iron ore with a core of warm black cherries, mulberries, ripe plums and aniseed plus wafts of cedar chest and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the perfumed fruit whispers of great intensity and depth, with the vivacious fruit well knit into the plush, seductive frame of velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. Still very tightly wound with amazing tension at this stage, it truly needs a good 6-8 more years in bottle to deliver the fully expressed layers that this soft-spoken, profound beauty promises.
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The history of Chateau Angelus is a family history. The estate is located at less than a miles of the renown church tower of Saint-Emilion in the heart of a amphitheater. The owners of the estate have been the Boüard de Laforest family for 8 generations. In 1996 Chateau Angelus became Premier Cru Classe de Saint-Emilion and is now renown worldwide. Its recent promotion as Premier Grand Cru Classe “A”, the elite, will only confirm this fame. Today, personified by Stephanie de Boüard-Rivoal, this new direction brought Chateau Angelus to the next level.
Recognized all over the world as one of Bordeaux’s jewels, Chateau Angelus reflects the dedication of a family and a team focused on excellence, to exalt the essence of a terroir. The signature Angelus is the marriage of a fantastic grape varieties with an exceptional soil. It is this unique character that we like to find over the years: richness, density, unctuousness, elegance, race, purity and freshness.
60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc