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Angelus 2018

Angelus

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 100.0

As one of the largest and most lauded Saint-Émilion estates, Angélus creates opulent, perfumed and complex wines laced with silky tannins and elegant fruits. A layered, complex nose, it boasts an abundant flavour profile of red berries and floral notes that are “bursting at the seams”. Despite only comprising a third of its blend, Cabernet Franc takes centre stage, adding a smattering of spice and aromatics to the wine. The remaining Merlot (c.51%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (c.2%) contributes to a traditional Bordeaux blend that is both luscious and well-rounded.

£1,338.00 IN BOND

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CRITIC REVIEWS

17.5
Julia Harding MW

65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc. Will have 18–22 months in oak, a mix of new barrels and foudres. Barrel sample. Inky core with purple rim. Refined aroma of restrained dark fruit and a mineral freshness even with the evident oak. More oaky on the palate, a touch of char, but much more restraint overall compared with earlier vintages, the restraint coming via the tannins. Power and freshness combined, with intensity and with a big charge of tannins but well handled to balance the whole in this powerful vintage. Needs a lot of time, to unfurl and for the oak to recede. (JH)

100
Jeb Dunnuck

I loved the 2018 Château Angélus from barrel last year and it blew me away from bottle, epitomizing the new, fresher, more elegant style of the estate while still bringing classic Angélus richness and power. The 2018 is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc that was brought up in new oak, with a portion of the Cabernet Franc in foudre. A vivid purple color is followed by a vibrant bouquet of blackberries, crème de cassis, crushed violets, spring flowers, and cedar pencil. Beautifully concentrated, full-bodied, and flawlessly balanced on the palate, it has gorgeous tannins, remarkable purity of fruit, and awesome length. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved, picking up additional depth and richness, while never showing a hint of oxidation. Pure perfection, its going to benefit from 7-8 years of bottle age and keep for 3-4 decades. This is a sensational, magical wine from this talented team, led by winemaker Emmanuelle dAligny-Fulchi. Comparing this to the more opulent 2005 and 2009 over the coming decades will be an incredible experience.

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