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Angelus 1999

Chateau Angelus

18 years

Forced to harvest early due to hail, Angelus, surprisingly, has turned out a very good 1999. This wine offers scents of blackberries, licorice, tapenade, and figs. It lacks the length possessed by the great Angelus vintages such as 2000, 1998, 1990, and 1989, but it is ripe, pure, and moderately tannic. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. *** Angelus was among the vineyards forced to harvest early because of a damaging hailstorm that swept through a small sector of St.-Emilion on September 5th. Amazingly, this wine has turned out brilliantly, having put on weight, flesh, and dimension since tasted last year. The finest of the wines from the hail-damaged vineyards, this full-bodied offering should turn out to be outstanding. The color is a dense purple. The bouquet offers up aromas of roasted meats, black fruits, pain grille, and spice. Lush and opulent, it is a credit to this quality conscious proprietor. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2015. *** Because Angelus suffered heavy hail, only 4,000 cases (rather than the normal 8,000) of the 1999 were produced. Despite all the post-hail hysteria claiming the crop had been destroyed, Angelus's 1999 falls only a point or two short of being outstanding. If it had slightly more persistence on the palate, it would have merited a rating of 90 or better. The saturated black/purple color is accompanied by this property's tell-tale aromas of roasted Provencal herbs, olives, and gloriously sweet, jammy, fat, blackberry, prune, and cherry fruit with nicely-integrated wood. The wine is dense, thick, and juicy on the attack, but falls off slightly. With low acidity, it should drink well when released, and will keep for 10-12 years.

88 Robert Parker score

€ 3,400
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Last Update October 2015

Chateau Angelus

Chateau Angelus is a prominent wine estate from the appellation of Saint Emilion, located on the right bank in the wine growing region of Bordeaux, France. Until the year 1990 it was referred to as Chateau L’Angelus or just L’Angelus.

 

This superior Bordeaux wine was promoted in the Saint Emilion Classification of 2012, now ranking as a Premier Grand Cru Classe (A), a tribute to its consistent production of top quality wine.

Chateau Angelus also produces a second wine named Carillon d’Angelus. The entire chateau covers an area of 23.4 hectares and its annual production is just over 10,000 cases.

10.000 CASES

Annual production

Premier Grand Cru Classe

Classification

Saint Emilion/right bank

Location/Region

23.4 Hectars

Vineyard

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