2016 Château Angélus 1e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2021 - 2065|
Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, and her cousin Thierry Grenié-de Boüard represent the eighth generation of the Boüard de Laforest family, who manage Angélus. After Catherine Sophie de Boüard de Laforest in 1800 and Eugénie Chatenet and 1900, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal is the third woman at the head of this domain that she has seen growing. She is aware of the task entrusted to her in 2012 and of the responsibilities that this entails. She represents the values that her family have led in the history of this domain: integrity, work, humility and a sense of duty. Together with her cousin, she continues the work of their ancestors with the sole purpose of defending the grandeur of Angélus and ensuring that this name, synonymous with excellence and timelessness, continues to exist.
The efforts of the passionate owner, Hubert de Boüard, to make the best wine in Bordeaux were rewarded in 2012 with the promotion of Ch Angelus to the super class A. Only four Saint-Emilions can hold this highest qualification, Cheval Blanc, Ausone , Pavie and Angélus.
The good ratio between lime and clay ensures excellent water and mineral management. The grape varieties are divided according to the soil type: merlots on the flanks (more clay) and cabernets francs on the sand-clay-limestone soils at the base. The Angelus vineyard is located in a natural amphitheater on the south side and at the foot of Saint-Emilion, causing the temperature to rise in the summer and the grape ripening early. The soil has natural drainage through the slope.
The style of this impressive wine is that of silk and velvet. Rich and delightfully concentrated. This cashmere texture full of spicy black forest fruit and truffle is so lush "that it takes your breath away" according to leading wine magazines in the world. It requires no further explanation as to why this has become one of the most sought after wines in the world.
The 2016 Angélus is composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc with education from 18 to 22 months in new barrels and foudres. The Angelus is deeply garnet-purple with sensual notes of lavender, candied violets, tea and warm black cherries, ripe plums and cedar with some clove. On the palate medium to full-bodied with the vibrant fruits well bound with velvety tannins and a great freshness and long, mineral finish. A beauty - 98 + / 100 Parker points.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||99|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|
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