2014 Château Angélus

Red Bordeaux Blend

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru,  Bordeaux,  France

$375
RP 94
V 96
Size:
Menge:

4 Einheiten auf Lager.

Premier Grand Cru Classe A

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RP 94

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2014 Angélus needs a fair bit of coaxing to begin to reveal very pretty aromas of lilacs, kirsch, redcurrant jelly and Black Forest cake plus nuances of graphite and menthol. The palate is delicately intense with soft spoken floral and earth notes complimenting the black fruits, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long with compelling restraint. Sporting a good amount of tertiary nuances, it can be enjoyed right now, but make sure to decant it a good 1.5 to two hours prior to drinking. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Issue date: October 22, 2020. Drinking window: 2020-2045.
V 96

Vinous

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. Reviewed by Neal Martin, March 2018. Drinking window: 2022-2055.

 2014 Chateau Angelus, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

This great vintage started with a tricky spring and a difficult summer, but we were fiercely resolved not to give up and to read the vines and understand their needs. Then from 25th August onwards, day after day of lovely weather came along and our confidence returned. We took risks and waited to start harvesting. Finally October arrived, golden, warm and magnificent, enabling us to delay picking the old Merlot vines for a few days and wait for the Cabernet Franc grapes to ripen fully. This vintage has a very pure, elegant nose. The attack is clear, and the wine progressively gets bigger, reaching a very sophisticated balance between the magnificent quality of the tannins, substance, tension and freshness. There is 50% Cabernet Franc in the blend, which elevates the elegance of the wine’s tannic structure and makes the finish complex and long.

Harvest: October 2nd to 22nd

Blend: 50 % Merlot, 50 % Cabernet Franc

 

Surface area

27 hectares (66 acres)

Location

South-facing slope of Saint-Emilion, on the famous “foot of the slope

Soils

Clay-limestone on the upper part; clay, sand and limestone
as the slope goes down

Density of plantation

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare depending on the soil characteristics

Grape composition

53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Average age of the vines

38 years

Pruning

Mostly Double Guyot “Bordelaise”, adapted according to the age,
vigour and structure of each vine, carefully respecting the flow of the sap.

Winemaker and Œnologist

Hubert de Boüard de Laforest

Vinifications

in oak and stainless steel vats for the Merlot, in concrete vats for the Cabernet Franc
- A cold soak at 8°C for some vats, depending on the characteristics of the grapes,
for 4 days to one week
- Temperature of alcoholic fermentation
up to 28°C
- Post-fermentation maceration at 28 to 30°C, for 1 to 3 weeks

Barrel-filling

as the wine is run off the skins

Ageing

from 20 to 22 months
- in new fine grain French oak barrels with medium char for the Merlot and a part for
the Cabernet Franc;
- in 30hl foudres for some of the Cabernet Franc, selected for the especially subtle
character of its aromas

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RP 94

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2014 Angélus needs a fair bit of coaxing to begin to reveal very pretty aromas of lilacs, kirsch, redcurrant jelly and Black Forest cake plus nuances of graphite and menthol. The palate is delicately intense with soft spoken floral and earth notes complimenting the black fruits, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long with compelling restraint. Sporting a good amount of tertiary nuances, it can be enjoyed right now, but make sure to decant it a good 1.5 to two hours prior to drinking. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Issue date: October 22, 2020. Drinking window: 2020-2045.
V 96

Vinous

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. Reviewed by Neal Martin, March 2018. Drinking window: 2022-2055.

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