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2023 Château Angelus En Primeur

2023 Château Angelus: Released for sale en primeur.  Please enquire for availability.


Offered en primeur, on allocation.  Landing spring 2026.

Magnums available with £20 ex-VAT bottling surcharge per six.  Please enquire for other formats.

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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 2023 Château Angelus 75cl £1,560 per case of 6 Château Angelus
2023 / / 75cl
£1,560 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The 2023 Angélus is the traditional blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. It aged for 20 months in new oak with just over half the Cabernet Franc aged in foudres (the Merlot is apparently less receptive to this larger vessel). It has a crisp and precise bouquet, not powerful, a light marine influence coming through with background scents of oyster shell. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. There’s a pleasant saline edge to this Angélus, perhaps a little more compact on the mid-palate than usual, with touches of white pepper toward the finish. It needs a little more persistency on the aftertaste. This will deserve five of six years in bottle. 94-96 points" Neal Martin,"A classic blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2023 Angélus reflects this estate's continuing evolution with regard to ripeness, extraction and élevage choices, offering up attractive aromas of dark berries and plums mingled with hints of mint, potpourri, rose petals, vine smoke and orange zest. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and supple, with a velvety attack that segues into a core of pure, pillowy fruit framed by supple, powdery tannins, it's cool and harmonious, concluding with a long, perfumed finish. This is a terrific effort that foregrounds the vintage and the terroir at their best. 95-96 points" William Kelley,"The transparency of fruit and the finesse is really something here. There’s depth and beauty to the pristine, fresh fruit. Full-bodied and muscular with wonderful tannins that provide tension and form. Subtle and weightless, this is a thought-provoking young wine. 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc. 97-98 points"

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