International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126
($159-$175) Deep ruby-red. Very ripe yet fresh on the nose: cherry, raspberry, graphite, chocolate, minerals. Lush, velvety and sweet, with unusual vivacity for a 2003 from the right bank thanks to the 50% cabernet franc component. Really coats the mouth with flavors of black raspberry, currant and chocolate. Not yet hugely complex, but the wine's freshness, ripe tannins and superb persistence suggest that aging will bring greater nuance. Has the stuffing to buffer its chewy tannins. This was bottled in September of 2005.
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Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/16/2013
I was disappointed with this bottle. Was expecting a more full bodied wine, lacked concentration to be great, still nice nose and aromas, fresh but not complex and powerful enough to get the expected wow effect from Angelus...
Tasted On: 05/25/2011
needs more time, needed a lot of Oxygene
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 09/30/2009
Trust Rating: 87
Tasted On: 05/26/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2023
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation
Plenty of grilled herb, roasted fruits and dried flowers gave off a unique first appeal. While the wine offered a tad less immediate opulence, the fruit was lovely on entry (and faded a bit on the finish for me). A classic claret and unmistakable upside.
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