2009 Ch Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Angélus
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2015 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available

2009 - Ch Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Angélus
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2015 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available

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  • Neal Martin, February 2019, Score: 96

    The 2009 Angélus was tasted from two bottles, the first showing some aldehydes on the nose and rejected. The second bottle is better although there are traces of oxidation that become more pronounced with aeration. I will defer judgement based on both bottles since the previous week the wine showed better. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.

  • Robert Parker, February 2012, Score: 99

    Ch Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

  • Robert Parker, April 2010, Score: 96-100

    This is a fabulous wine, with that tell-tale, dense, inky blue color that Angelus always seems to achieve. It displays an extraordinary nose of acacia flowers (or is it violets?) intermixed with blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, incense, and graphite. Full-bodied, viscous, with great intensity , vibrancy, and transparency, this is one of the all-time great wines from Angelus and a 21st century version of their 1989 and 1990. It should drink well for 20+ years – at the very minimum. (Tasted three times.) Drink: 2010 - 2030

  • Wine Advocate, March 2019, Score: 99

    Blended of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet colored 2009 Angélus sings of blackberry preserves, warm black cherries, stewed plums and dried herbs with hints of Chinese five spice, fragrant earth, truffles and new leather. Full, rich, spicy and decadent in the mouth, it has a plush, velvety texture and well-knit freshness, finishing very long with tons of spicy layers. 2019-2055 Lisa Perrotti-Brown

  • Decanter, April 2010, Score: 18.5

    The hallmark colour, fruit and extract are present but there's an extra edge of elegance this year. Savoury fruit (crushed raspberry and violet notes), velvety texture and powerful but refined tannins. Angeacute;lus at the top of its game. Drink 2018-2035.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2010, Score: 94-97

    Concentrated aromas of boysenberry and raspberry jam. Full-bodied and powerful, with beautiful fruit-coated tannins and a long, spicy, rich aftertaste. All there for a top vintage from Angélus.

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.