1996 Angelus 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Premier Grand Cru Classe B/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1996 Angelus
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International Wine Cellar | 90-92

Saturated ruby-red. Expressive, floral aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, toffee, licorice and chocolate; suggests an almost roasted ripeness. Chocolatey and very dense in the mouth; rather tightly wrapped today but still much broader than the '97. Finishes very long, with substantial tongue-coating tannins. Powerful and impressive for the vintage.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 78

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Wine Advocate | 91

A massive, powerful Angelus, this wine exhibits a saturated black/ruby/purple color as well as an impressively-endowed nose of dried herbs, roasted meats, new saddle leather, plum liqueur, and cassis. In the mouth, olive notes make an impression. This sweet, full-bodied, exceptionally concentrated wine is atypically backward and ferociously tannic. It was revealing more sweetness and forwardness immediately prior to bottling, but I would now recommend 7-8 years of cellaring.

Drink Dates: 2007-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 122

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Wine Spectator | 89

Promises more in its color and nose than it gives on the palate, but a very, very good glass of wine nonetheless. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and lots of berry and chocolate character. Just a slight lack of fruit in the center-palate keeps it from outstanding.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling


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Score:
Author: Chez Fisher
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/28/2012
Drink Dates:
TIme to drink.
Score: 87
Author: Butler wan
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/09/2010
Drink Dates: 2000-2012
barely held it's own amongst thirty 1996's; some classic tobacco and cedar, a bit of tar on the palate along with the medium depth of fruit. Enjoyable but slightly short, wouldn't wait long.
More Vintages and Sizes of Angelus:

2010 (750ml)
1994 (750ml)

About This Producer


Chateau Angelus is located just west of the town of St. Emilion and was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classe status in 1996. Typical blends consist of Merlot and Cabernet Franc which are grown on Angelus's southerly-exposed vineyards. Chateau Angelus also produces a second wine called Carillon de l'Angelus.

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