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1978 Château Angélus (750ml) [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: Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
 
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rated (1990 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 26, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "- Feb 97 - This chateau has been turning out such spectacular wines that it is not surprising it was elevated in the recent reclassification of St.-Emilion. Any Bordeaux lover would be thrilled to have either of the 1989 or 1990 in his or her cellar. Both wines reveal an opaque purple color, with the 1990 slightly more inky. Both wines are also exceptionally endowed, backward, rich, full-bodied, and crammed with fruit. The 1990 is softer than the 1989 (because of the vintage's greater ripeness), as well as lower in acidity, giving it a marginally more forward and flattering set of aromatics and flavors. However, the impression is one of a big, beefy, thick, super-rich wine offering that tell-tale L'Angelus nose of smoky vanillin oak, olives, jammy cassis, and spice. Picking a favorite between these two fabulous examples of their respective vintages is - for me - presently impossible. I will probably end up drinking the 1990 before the 1989, but both wines are 25-30-year wines, with the 1989 possibly reaching full maturity in 5-6 years, and the 1990 needing several more years of cellaring." Best 1995-2008
tasted (1994 vintage, 750ml bottle) : January 31, 2009 , Noah Lewis
5 stars "Color: deep; Finish: persistent; Bone-In Ribeye, Roasted Fingerling Rosemary Potatos, Char-grilled Anise Bulbs with Grapefruit and Sambuca Marinade, Spinach Salad Tossed with Balsamic and Tarragon Broiled Tomatoes. "
rated (1995 vintage, 750ml bottle) : July 11, 2013 , Sipko S
93 points Best 2005-2025
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