2020 Château Angélus Le Carillon de l'Angélus
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2038|
AND FIRST - DELIVERY SPRING 2023
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 Le Carillon d'Angélus is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Le Carillon d'Angélus matures in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new. Colored medium to deep garnet purple, it emerges from the glass with floral notes of lavender and red roses with a baking spice undertone and a core of red currants, blackberry tart, black raspberries and fresh black pepper. Medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing with plenty of layers of black fruit and a firm, fine-grained frame, ending with plenty of energy. The wine will certainly refine in the coming years, so definitely decant in its younger years.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|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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