HDH Wine

2017 Château Angélus

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)

PRICE:
$375.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
12 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is so pure and aromatic with a level of complexity and refinement for the vintage that few have. Sweet tobacco, flowers, herbs and stone with underlying richness of fruit. It opens on the palate to a full body that is tight and reserved with an extremely focused tannin mouth feel. Length and excitement at the end. Very polished Angélus. A blend of 70% merlot and 30% cabernet franc. Drink in 2024 and onwards." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 01/10/2020)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2024


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(AG, 03/05/2020)

Rating: 94


"The 2017 Angélus was bottled later than many Right Bank wines, in fact just 10 days prior to my visit in late September '19. Proprietor Hubert de Böuard reminded me that there is less Cabernet Franc in the blend (30%) due to the frost, the estate electing to use the first generation fruit from their historical parcels. It has a very pure bouquet that is totally different from the Deuxième Vin, as you would expect, with scents of black cherries, wild strawberry, cassis and black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. The 100% new oak is nicely integrated into the black fruit laced with chestnut, tobacco, bay leaf and clove. There is decent body to this Angélus. It feels a little tight and constricted towards the finish, but I appreciate the contribution of the Cabernet Franc. It will age with style." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 02/06/2020)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2022-2045


"Inky crimson. Redolent of classy and spicy oak but the fruit fragrance is there too, waiting to emerge after the chocolate dies back. A fine note of graphite and Cabernet Franc leafy (but fully ripe) freshness. Spicy and fresh on the palate. Rich and finely textured, with the oak giving way to the fruit on the palate. Very good balance even at this early stage. Savoury dark-chocolate, clean finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/24/2018)

Rating: 17.5+
Drink from: 2027-2040


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