Château Angélus, St Emilion
Château Angélus

Château Angélus, St Emilion, 2007


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vintage


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2007

12x75cl

DP

£3,518.46



Château Angélus, St Emilion, 2007

2007

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Angélus, St Emilion, 2007

It’s good to know that there were decent yields at Angelus in 2007, up from 2006, as this was one of our outright favourites for the vintage. This is a racy, bitter-sweet offering with lively morello cherry, blueberry and sloe fruit on the nose, intense and juicy red cherry on the palate, rich and silky with fine tannins and great freshness from the 38% of Cabernet Franc. Fine polished tannins and good weight, a stylish effort overall.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13.5%
91/100
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Good deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of blueberry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Sweet, lush and deep but quite suave, with lovely lift to the cabernet franc-driven violet, licorice and peppery flavors. Firmly structured and long on the aftertaste. This already shows good mid-palate fat but really needs at least a few years to expand.
Date Reviewed:
07/2010

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château Angélus

Château Angélus

Château Angélus, on its renowned south facing "pied de côte" (foot of the hill) site, has been looked after over four generations by the Boüard de Laforest family. The estate’s name derives from a particularly ancient plot of vineyard, from which the men tending the vines were able to hear the angelus ringing out from all three of the village churches, chapelle de Mazerat the church of Saint Martin de Mazerat and the church of Saint Emilion. At the turn of the century Maurice de Boüard de Laforest acquired this three hectare plot, adding it to the adjacent vineyard - Château Mazerat - which had been in the family since 1850. His sons Jacques and Christian expanded the holding by buying adjoining plots of land, until stopping in the 1970s. Today the property is run by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and his cousin Jean-Bernard Grenié. Angelus, a 1er Grand Cru St Emilion, is now one of the region’s great names, known particular for producing wines with a high Cabernet Franc content.

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