2018 Château Angélus Le Carillon de l'Angélus
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2021 - 2038|
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, which she has seen grow. She is aware of the task entrusted to her in 2012 and of the responsibilities this entails. She represents the values that have guided her family throughout the history of this domain: integrity, work, humility and devotion to duty. Together with her cousin, she continues the work of their ancestors with the sole aim 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 are allowed to carry this highest qualification, Cheval Blanc, Ausone , Pavie and Angelus. The same team is responsible for the Le Carillon de l'Angélus, 2nd vin du Château Angélus.
The good ratio between lime and clay ensures an excellent water and mineral balance. 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 foot. The Angelus vineyard is located in a natural amphitheater on the south side and at the foot of Saint-Emilion, which increases the temperature in summer and accelerates the ripening of the grapes. The soil has natural drainage through the slope.
The 2018 Le Carillon d'Angélus is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. In the glass it has a deep garnet color with purple hues. On the nose, the Le Carillon d'Angélus has powerful notes of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries plus hints of Mediterranean herbs, moist soil, smoked meats and fallen leaves plus a hint of menthol. The palate is medium to full bodied with firm, round tannins and a lovely freshness, ending long and earthy. It is a wine with class and one of the nicer Grand Crus from Saint Emilion from a beautiful vintage and this 2nd wine from Angelus is certainly highly recommended considering price.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||95|
|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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