Chateau Angelus Collection | "ringing of the Angelus bell ... spread Goodwill to everyone"
One of Right Bank Bordeaux's Top Producers
Everett and I were privileged to visit Chateau Angelus this summer. We were in awe of the beauty of the estate and the quality of the wine. They even played the National Anthem by ringing the Bells of Angelus!
Robert Parker says, "The Bouard family, the proprietors of Chateau Angelus, date from 1544 in St.-Emilion. Hubert de Bouard, who single-handedly elevated the quality from one of mediocrity (vintages such as 1978, 1982, 1983, and 1985 were disappointing), hit pay dirt with his efforts starting in 1988. Since then, there has been a remarkable succession of great wines."
One of just four producers to have held the distinguished title, Premier Grand Cru Classé A, Angélus shared its spot at the top with Ausone, Pavie, and Cheval Blanc. The Classification has since become clouded with controversy, however, it was once an indication of the quality due to: "the selection process for Angelus is severe." Known for its sumptuous, long-lived, and jaw-dropping Merlot/Cabernet Franc-based grand vin, Château Angélus is truly one of the finest wines wines money can buy.
RP99+ ~ 2010 Chateau Angelus:
"The deep garnet colored 2010 Angelus is an atomic bomb of powerful fruit scents from the moment the cork is pulled! Boysenberries, stewed plums, blackcurrant cordial and black raspberries all burst from the glass, followed up by nuances of tar, star anise, mocha and unsmoked cigars plus a waft of camphor. The big, rich, full-bodied palate is built like a brick house, featuring super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness to support the taut, muscular black fruits, finishing very long and savory." Lisa Perrotti-Brown October 2020
2010 Angélus | Robert Parker 99+