Château Angélus, St Emilion
Château Angélus

Château Angélus, St Emilion, 2008




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Château Angélus, St Emilion, 2008


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Angélus, St Emilion, 2008

52% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Franc. Hubert de Bouard continues to drive the quality at Angelus ever upwards. The 2008 offers high toned, perfumed fruit, flowers as well as a smoky, savoury notes. The palate is very intense, very pure, with a sweet core of dark and red berry fruits. Full bodied with lovely structure. An iron fist in a velvet glove. Very impressive.

Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2008 Angélus is a vintage that I have tasted many times. It boasts a rich but fortunately not overbearing bouquet adorned with macerated red cherries, camphor, hints of jalapeño pepper and later, a tang of dried blood, almost ferrous. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth polished tannin matched with well judged acidity. It is backward in style to the point that you could almost describe it as charmless, though that is by dint of its youthfulness. It just needs time. Signaling that this Angélus clams up towards the finish as if to say: Too early. You know what? It is probably right. (Tasted at the château and at BI Wine & Spirits' annual vertical tasting.)
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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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