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2009 Château Angélus (1.5l) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Angélus chateau-angelus.com   details
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (1er Grand Cru Classé B)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$750.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: February 15, 2012 , James Suckling
97 points "Gorgeous nose of crushed blackberries with bramble berries and sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and polished tannins. Compacted texture. Long, long finish. Try in 2020." Best 2015-2030
rated: March 15, 2012 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
99 points "A candidate for one of the finest Angelus produced to date (and there have been many, including 1989, 1990, 2000 and 2005), this blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc was fashioned from tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts a black/purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of blueberry liqueur, spring flowers and graphite. In the mouth, notes of incense and cassis also emerge from this velvety-textured, full-bodied, intensely concentrated 2009. With silky tannins, low acidity and spectacular purity, texture and depth, it is already approachable (although I’m sure proprietor Hubert de Bouard would think drinking it now is akin to infanticide), but should keep for 20-30+ years." Best 2015-2030
rated: March 15, 2012 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
96 points "Rich and rather stolid now, this features a wall of roasted apple wood and charcoal flavors in front of the dense core of black Mission fig, steeped black currant fruit and espresso notes. Extremely dense on the finish, but the inlaid spice and tobacco hints are there just beneath the surface, needing only extended cellaring to emerge fully. One of the larger-scaled efforts of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2035. –JM" Best 2018-2035
rated: July 15, 2012 , Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
95 points "95 points, STEPHEN TANZER'S IWC, JULY 2012 Deep, saturated ruby to the rim. Superripe, high-toned aromas of kirsch and dark chocolate. Large-scaled, ripe and chocolatey, conveying a distinctly exotic character and an impression of power. Finishes with huge but ripe tannins and a lingering note of mocha. For the first 24 hours in the bottle the vintage dominated the wine's cabernet franc character, but eventually blackberry, violet and licorice elements emerged. Built for a long life in bottle." Best 2020-
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