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Château Angélus 2012

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A - Château Angelus

1st Grand Cru Classé A since 2012

Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Merlot 55%
Cabernet Franc 45%
Château Angelus

Château Angelus

The Château Angelus 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 2012.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Jancis Robinson
Vinous - A. Galloni

Description Château Angélus 2012.

The 2012 vintage marks the accession of Château Angélus to the prestigious title of "Premier Grand Cru Classé A" in the famous classification of Saint-Emilion. The label of the bottle approaches on this occasion a gold print in relief on a black background. In the words of Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal for this new packaging: "an exceptional bottle for an exceptional vintage".

From a meteorological point of view, the 2012 vintage was built in several stages and can be described as a winemaker's vintage as we like to say in Bordeaux. The winter was mild which favored an early budding of the vine, especially for the Merlot of Saint-Emilion. The spring certainly had a lot of rain but fortunately, the very nice months of July and August were adequate for a good constitution of the grapes. The month of September confirmed at the time of the harvest that it was a good vintage.

It presents a very beautiful and bewitching color of a still pronounced purple, with reflections becoming slightly tiled.

The nose is remarkably intense, with aromas of jammy black berries, exotic spices and very greedy woody vanilla notes.

The attack is beautifully supple, the tannins are silky and the mouth plays on a velvety and fruity register thanks to the very beautiful Merlots. The structure is also superbly built thanks to the high quality Cabernet Francs which bring elegance and precision to the finish.

Food and wine pairing:

This is a great Saint-Emilion wine that must be associated with a suitable dish to be justly appreciated. It will be a perfect accompaniment to a meat-based dish such as roast guinea fowl with mushrooms, roast duck with vegetables, or any type of game stew. The cheeses to be favored are those with soft rind and bloomy crust : Brie, Brillat-Savarin, Cantal or Salers. And there's nothing like a chocolate dessert like an opera cake to continue to enjoy it.

Ageing potential and tasting :

The peak of this wine is estimated between 2025 and 2045, and it is advisable to proceed to successive tastings to measure its evolution as well as its qualitative peak.

To be served at room temperature, taking care to put the bottle in the room the day before, to open it and to decant it 5 or 6 hours before the tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from the light, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.