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Château Angélus 2018

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A - Château Angélus
$442.77
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc 35%
Merlot 65
Château Angélus

Château Angélus

The Château Angélus and its famous carillon overlooking the surrounding vineyards is an essential reference for the Rive droite de Bordeaux. 

The history of Château Angélus is intimately linked to its geographical location, as it was the only place around the village of Saint-Emilion where you could hear the sound of the angelus (L'Angélus in the singular, Christian prayer of the Western Catholic Church) from three surrounding churches: the Mazerat chapel, the church of Saint-Martin and the church of Saint-Emilion.

In 1782, Jean de Boüard de Laforest settled in Saint-Emilion, and his daughter Sophie settled on the Mazerat vineyard, owned by Charles Souffrain, whom she married in 1795. The de Boüard de Laforest family would thus remain at the head of Domaine, and it was Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, an oenologist by training, who would contribute to its great renown from 1985 onwards, by introducing innovative practices. His daughter Stéphanie joined the adventure in 2012, embodying the eighth generation. The passionate management of Château Angélus year after year is above all a family affair.

The Château Angélus was named Grand Cru Classé when the Saint-Emilion classification was created in 1955, due to the great... See more ...

Critics Château Angélus 2018.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
97/100
James Suckling
98/100
Wine Spectator
98/100
Jancis Robinson
17.5/20
Decanter
97/100
Vinous - A. Galloni
97/100
Tim Atkin
98/100
La Revue du Vin de France
18.5/20

Description Château Angélus 2018.

2018 was a beautiful year climatologically, where the teams of Château Angélus showed vigilance, obstinacy, rigor and observation within the vineyard. The summer was particularly sunny and the weather lasted until the end of the harvest in October. The resulting Merlots showed near perfect ripeness, and the Cabernet Francs showed great fruit and freshness.

Blend of the 2018 vintage: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc

The color is a sumptuous deep purple, almost black.

The nose offers a beautiful aromatic purity, with notes of black fruits, violet and cherry, which then give way to elegant scents of graphite, chocolate and cinnamon.

This elegance is then reflected in the mouth, where the wine shows silkiness and balance. It rises to a crescendo in aromatic power, revealing wild berry, spice, vanilla and chiseled tannins. Full-bodied and particularly concentrated, it melts gracefully into an intensely long, not to say wonderful, finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Angélus 2018 is a great nectar which, thanks to its silky texture, can be appreciated with a lamb curry, a Châteaubriand with truffle sauce, but also with pan-fried veal kidneys with mustard. It will also accompany a stuffed turkey or a rabbit roasted with thyme.

If it is to be served with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses such as Cantal, Gouda, Mimolette and Saint Nectaire. Its melted tannins will go very well with them.

Ageing potential and tasting:

This wine will probably reach its qualitative peak between 2035 and 2040, and successive tastings should be carried out to measure its evolution as well as its qualitative peak.

To be served at room temperature, taking care, if possible, to open the bottle the night before so that the wine can open as well as possible. If not, open it the same day and decant it 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar in a dark place, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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