1995 - Ch Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Angélus
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2008 - 2033
Case size
1x600cl
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1995 CH ANGÉLUS 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 1x600cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Angélus
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2008 - 2033
Case size
1x600cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £5,247.42 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP4

    Robert Parker, August 2015,
    Score: 92+

    This is typical 1995 in that it’s young, tannic, masculine and still vigorous and foreboding. This vintage at age 20 seems reluctant to evolve in the most graceful manner possible, but it is still easily holding on to life and still has a fair amount of tannin left to resolve. The wine is concentrated, but will the tannin ever soften to the point where it is well-integrated? This can be drunk now, as the aromatics are enticing and complex. Although, be aware of the tannin clout the wine still possesses. Drink 2017-2030.

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, April 1996,
    Score: 92-95

    The opaque purple-colored 1995 L'Angelus offers up an extremely ripe, pure, jammy nose of black-cherries, plums, and smoky new oak. This huge, full-bodied, rich, low acid, voluptuously-textured wine is a treat to drink. It is more forward and loosely knit than the 1994. Proprietor Hubert de Bouard has once again produced a marvelous claret in 1995. It should drink well when released and age beautifully for 15-25 years.All of the wines in this segment were tasted between March 19 and March 28 in Bordeaux. Most of the important wines from both the 1994 and 1995 vintages were tasted three separate times during my ten-day stay in Bordeaux. Drink: 1996-2021.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, February 1997,
    Score: 94-96

    In the new classification of St.-Emilion, justice was certainly served with the elevation of Angelus to premier grand cru classe status. No Bordeaux estate has been making as concentrated and consistently high quality wines as has Angelus since 1988. Even in the rain-plagued vintage of 1992, Angelus produced a wine of uncommon power, ripeness, and intensity. This estate is in many ways symbolic of what heights Bordeaux can achieve when a property is managed by someone as passionate and driven as Hubert de Bouard. As I have been writing for the last decade, these are wines to buy at first release; they can only go up in price given their quality. Remarkably, the 1995 Angelus may turn out to be nearly as profound as the incredible 1989 and 1990. This opaque purple-colored wine offers up a pure, sweet nose of blackcurrants, lead pencil, and vanilla. Lavishly-endowed, with layers of concentrated, pure fruit nicely dosed with smoky new oak, this is a full-bodied, fat, multi-layered, compellingly-textured wine that conceals most of its tannin under a blast of ripe fruit, glycerin, and extract. It is not to be missed! Anticipated maturity: 2001-2027.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, January 1998,
    Score: 95

    Remarkably, the 1995 Angelus may turn out to be nearly as profound as the incredible 1989 and 1990. This opaque purple-colored wine offers up a pure, sweet nose of blackcurrants, lead pencil, and vanilla. Lavishly-endowed, with layers of concentrated, pure fruit nicely dosed with smoky new oak, this is a full-bodied, fat, multi-layered, compellingly-textured wine that conceals most of its tannin under a blast of ripe fruit, glycerin, and extract. It is not to be missed! Anticipated maturity: 2001-2027. Last tasted 11/97.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, February 1998,
    Score: 95

    A superb effort in this vintage, Angelus's opaque purple-colored 1995 is a massive, powerful, rich offering with plenty of ripe, sweet tannin. The wine's aromatics include scents of Provencal olives, jammy black cherries, blackberries, truffles, and toast. A very full-bodied wine, it is layered, thick, and pure. This is the most concentrated of the 1995 St.-Emilion premier grand crus. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025.

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Producer

Château Angélus

Owned by the de Bouard de Laforest family for years, it is only since the mid 1980s that this château has truly hit its potential. Hubert de Bouard, with the assistance of consulting oenologist, Michel Rolland, is making some of the finest wines in St Emilion. The château is particularly notable for producing excellent wines even in challenging vintages which for many is the true testament of quality.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.