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2016 Château Angelus

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2019. help
 
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PRICE:
$2,232.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
5 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Incredible depth of fruit to this Angélus, which is dense yet also agile and energetic. There’s just so much dynamic fruit and tannin structure. Makes you want to taste and taste. What a young wine! We will see if 2016 is better than 2015. Both are great." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 99-100


"The cru’s usual unctuousness is there, just as much as the impressive velvet of the tannins, but there is also a lot of energy and tension in this wine." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 97-98


"The 2016 Angelus is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Merlot with much of the production zoning in on the more clayey soils that are ideal in a dry growing season like this. Picked from 4 to 21 October and matured entirely in new oak, it has a very intense bouquet with multilayered blackcurrant, blueberry and floral notes, very refined and precise, not unlike the 2010 in some ways, but I would argue this is more sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, symmetrical in terms of focus with just the right amount of sappiness on the saline finish. It is a superb Angelus from the de Boüard family, destined to give pleasure over many, many years. Once in bottle, I expect it to land towards the top of my banded scale." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230
(WA, 04/28/2017)

Rating: 96-98
Drink from: 2026-2060


"One of the more surprising wines of the vintage, the 2016 Angélus shows a level of finesse that has not exactly been the norm here in recent years. Persistent and energetic on the palate, the 2016 Angélus boasts tons of nuance, with plenty of detail in all of its elements. A closing burst of Cabernet Franc-inflected floral and spice overtones give the wine an exotic flair. The 2016 is a fabulous Angélus. It's as simple as that." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 94-97+


"Strong balsam notes. Rather luscious fruit and lots of life and interest. Real vivacity. In this wine, in this stable, although it has a drying finish, the fruit is so overwhelming that it distracts from the drying finish. Well done in a distinctly modernist style. Though the finish is a little weak." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/13/2017)

Rating: 17++
Drink from: 2027-2042


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