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A St. Emilion Grand Cru, this chateaux has approximately 57 acres, with an average vine age of 35 years.  Wines go into barrel early with malolactic fermentation occurring here.  After 6-8 months on their lees they are bottled without fining or filtration.  Cepage is 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Second wine – Carillon de l’Angelus.

Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs Bt +

Angelus, Halves

38 DP   3 - 75
Tasting Notes:
96 points. This chateau has been turning out such spectacular wines that it is not surprising it was elevated in the recent reclassification of St.-Emilion. Any Bordeaux lover would be thrilled to have either of the 1989 or 1990 in his or her cellar. Both wines reveal an opaque purple color, with the 1990 slightly more inky. Both wines are also exceptionally endowed, backward, rich, full-bodied, and crammed with fruit. The 1990 is softer than the 1989 (because of the vintage's greater ripeness), as well as lower in acidity, giving it a marginally more forward and flattering set of aromatics and flavors. However, the impression is one of a big, beefy, thick, super-rich wine offering that tell-tale L'Angelus nose of smoky vanillin oak, olives, jammy cassis, and spice. Picking a favorite between these two fabulous examples of their respective vintages is - for me - presently impossible. I will probably end up drinking the 1990 before the 1989, but both wines are 25-30-year wines, with the 1989 possibly reaching full maturity in 5-6 years, and the 1990 needing several more years of cellaring. Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate.
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 2002-2027
Wine List Last Updated: 24/05/2017 17:29:33