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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Angélus

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Château Angélus, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2020

Tasting Note:

Stephanie de Bouard has been taking Angelus in a new direction, one of purity and finesse. The 2020, comprised of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc is quite reserved. After some aeration notes of exotic, decadent fruit and Asian spices, cigar smoke, fine herbs and minerals emerge . The palate has a real sense of cohesion, packed with lovely, pure, sweet fruit, very refined and classy. Waves of spiced hedgerow fruit and red cherry, there’s a fabulous flow as the silken fruit teases the palate and leads towards the grand-scale tannins coated with cacao nibs and fine minerals. Decadent, serious, lots of promise…

"Supple damson fruits, I love the aromatics on this and the striking fruits. Silky in texture, balanced and elegant, there are big tannins that slowly but surely creep up on you through the palate. This is a sleek, poised, and confidently-constructed Angélus, with depth to the olive, chocolate, cassis body and a crushed mint leaf kiss on the finish. As often with this vintage it is not an exuberant hug, it is more about discreet power and gorgeous stealing-up of flavours and textures giving depth and subtle power. 3.62pH, aged in large sized oak cass and oak barrels. A yield of 37hl/ha." 97/100 - Janes Anson, Decanter.com

"The 2020 Angélus has an opaque purple-black color, pulling you in with a captivating perfume of kirsch, Black Forest cake, ripe plums, violets and molten licorice, followed by wafts of underbrush, raspberry leaves and graphite, plus a hint of clove oil. The medium to full-bodied palate already offers beautiful balance and expression at this nascent stage, featuring bright, crunchy red and black fruits with remarkable energy and tension. Its amazingly plush, silken texture carries all these shimmering flavors to a very long and fragrant finish. This jaw-dropping expression of 2020 is simply stunning. The blend this year is 40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Merlot, due to be aged 18-22 months in French oak barriques, 100% new, and two new foudres. The wine has pH of 3.65 pH and an alcohol of 14.5%". 98-100/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate

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