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2022 Château Angelus En Primeur

2022 Château Angelus:  Just released.  Please enquire for availability.


Landing in spring 2025.

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Château Angelus, St. Emilion

Producer Profile

Château Angelus, St. Emilion

Château Angelus is a Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) estate in the commune of St. Emilion.   Named after the Angelus bell toll which could be heard ringing from three local churches, the estate is owned by the de Bouard family, who have been in Bordeaux for centuries.  Angelus came to prominence in the late 80s and 90s under Hubert de Bouard.  Famously, he developed the reputation of the wine in Asia, where the golden bell featured in the label is considered to be a sign of good luck.  This, along with some smart product placement in the Daniel Craig-era Bond films, has helped to keep the wine in great demand.  Fortunately quality also increased to keep pace with the reputation.

The vineyard at Angélus forms natural amphitheatre on a south-facing slope of Saint-Emilion, creating a warm microclimate with good drainage.  The terroir is a mix of limestone and clay.  Merlot is planted on the hill, where there is more clay and Cabernet Franc on the sandy clay-limestone soils at the foot of the hill.

Hubert's daughter Stephanie is now in charge and is taking the wine in a more elegant, balanced direction. 

RED 2022 Château Angelus 75cl £2,148 per case of 6 Château Angelus
2022 / / 75cl
£2,148 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"This estate's shift in the direction of gentler extraction and more reductive, less overtly oaky élevage continues, and this extreme vintage only underlines that. Fermented at cool temperatures (20 to 23 degrees Celsius), and with an increasing proportion of the wine's Cabernet Franc component matured in large wooden foudres, the 2022 Angélus wafts from the glass with deep aromas of dark berries and cherries mingled with hints of iris, licorice and pencil lead. Full-bodied, deep and seamless, with a layered core of cool, vibrant fruit, powdery tannins and a long, saline finish, it's a brilliant young wine in the making. The 2022 is a blend of 53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. 96-98 points" William Kelley, ------"So many beautiful primary fruit aromas. Al dente. Peaches. Very floral. Aromatic. Full-bodied and extremely fine tannins with length and beauty that show incredible depth. Superb brightness and reality. Exciting. Cabernet franc freshness and dynamics come through now, even though the blend is 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc. 98-99 points"

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