2016 Chateau Angelus - Grand Cru Classe A

99 Point – 2016 Chateau Angelus - Grand Cru Classe A!
The Angelus Collection including the Embossed 21.7 Carat Gold 2012!

Chateau Angelus gets Bond Famous, that is James Bond! Well, that is in addition to being famous for a great quality Premier Grand Cru Classe A wine!

James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Vesper (Eva Green) in the train's dining car, drinking a bottle of Château Angélus.
photo © Danjaq, Eon Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures

 “... finishing with epically long, lingering, fragrant fruit. Such beautiful poise!"
– Lisa Perrotti-Brown for The Wine Independent - 99 Points for 2016 Angelus

What is a Premier Grand Cru Classe A?
When the classification of St. Emilion was initially created in 1955, only two chateaux earned the coveted Premier Grand Cru Classe A status, Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Ausone. For many Bordeaux wine lovers, that was how it was, and how it was going to stay… forever.
Few people anticipated other chateaux would also be classed with Premier Grand Cru Classe A status. That changed in 2012 when the Saint Emilion appellation completed its supposedly, once-in-a-decade classification, and Chateau Angelus and Chateau Pavie were both reclassified as Premier Grand Cru Classe A.
Chateaux with Premier Grand Cru Classe A status are considered in the same league as the First Growths in the Medoc, who were classified in 1855. Because of the extraordinarily high level of esteem awarded to First Growths, it’s easy to see why this is such a big deal.

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Critical Acclaim:

"The 2016 Angelus is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc and has a deep garnet color, with a hint of purple. It needs a little swirling to unlock powerful notes of stewed black plums, blueberry preserves, and chocolate-covered cherries, giving way to notes of candied violets, star anise, and fertile loam, with a touch of cumin seed. Full-bodied, the palate is rich and concentrated, featuring loads of opulent black fruit flavors sparked by floral and exotic spice notes and textured with plush tannins, finishing with epically long, lingering, fragrant fruit. Such beautiful poise!" LPB for TWI Dec 2022

99 Points ⁠— Lisa Perrotti-Brown for TWI

"The 2015 Angelus is Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal’s first vintage as CEO. It is a blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc and has a deep garnet color. It sashays out of the glass with gloriously opulent notes of Indian spices, sandalwood, and dried roses, with a core of stewed black and red plums, kirsch, and dark chocolate, plus a waft of licorice. Full-bodied, the palate is still tightly wound, delivering beautifully ripe, silt-like tannins and great freshness to frame the generous black and red fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed" LPB Nov 2022

98 Points ⁠— Lisa Perrotti-Brown for TWI

"The 2012 Angélus (55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc) is inky bluish purple in color and exhibits blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice, charcoal and graphite. It is full-bodied, ripe, and a great, great success for this estate. The tannins are silky and soft, and the wine can be drunk now or over the next 15 or more years. Very tiny yields of 34 hectoliters per hectare rendered a wine with 14.5% alcohol."  RP Apr 2015

95 Points ⁠— Robert Parker

Lisa Perrotti-Brown really needs no introduction to our community! Check out the relatively new, The Wine Independent!
MW - FOUNDER of The Wine Independent

Born and raised in rural Maine, Lisa has spent over 25-years working in the wine industry, living in London, Tokyo, Singapore, and now Napa, California. In 2008, she became a Master of Wine and began working for Robert M. Parker, Jr. at The Wine Advocate. In 2013, she became Editor in Chief for Robert Parker Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com and was the publication’s critic for the wines of Bordeaux, Napa Valley, and Sonoma County. Her first book, Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality, was published in 2015. In 2021, Lisa left Robert Parker Wine Advocate to become co-founder of The Wine Independent. As well as being the Editor in Chief of The Wine Independent, she covers the regions of California and Bordeaux.
Her Mission:
Lisa, “I’m a hardcore wine critic. My aim is to bring wine to life, to tell stories about it and provide buyers with guidance. At TWI, we serve no other interests than those of our subscribers. We are free to do things just the way we want, so you’re in safe hands!”


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