Angelus

2014 Angelus Angelus

  • Classification:
    1er Grand Cru Classe A
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Saint Emillion
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  • Stock Location:
    France
€238
In stock (6)
Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 93 (Apr. 2017)

The 2014 Angelus has developed with some panache during its barrel maturation and now in bottle, it conveys attractive blackberry, briary and vanilla pod aromas, the oak neatly integrated. It is not the most powerful bouquet that Hubert de Boüard de Laforest has ever overseen, though it offers precision and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, quite compact and linear in the mouth with a subtle oyster-shell note that tinctures the black fruit towards the persistent finish. It is no showstopper, yet there is craftsmanship and terroir-expression here and it should drink well for two decades.

Vinous - Score: 96 (Mar. 2018)

The 2014 Angélus is now really beginning to blossom. It has an outstanding bouquet with plush but delineated black cherry and cassis fruit, crushed violet and just a hint of pencil lead. There is wonderful focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with tightly knit black fruit, graphite and spice. There is weight and presence, but it is effortlessly counterbalanced by the freshness and acidity, whilst the finish if extraordinarily long. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.