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2003 Angelus 750ml
2003 Angelus
France - Bordeaux - St Emilion / Premier Grand Cru Classe B
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Angelus
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Professional Reviews

IWC
92

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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WA
99

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 214

One of the great successes in St. Emilion in 2003, this wine has actually gotten better over the last eleven years. Pushing perfection, this blend of 57% Cabernet Franc (the highest ever at Angelus) and 43% Merlot boasts a dense purple color as well as a sublime set of aromatics, including forest floor, blue, red and black fruits, charcoal and hints of licorice and wood spice. Long, opulent, voluptuously textured and incredibly youthful and fresh, this full-bodied, tour de force in winemaking is an absolute legend in the making. It is an incredible accomplishment for a Right Bank 2003. Kudos to Hubert de Bouard for his vision as well as his perfectionist personality. This beauty should age for 5-10 more years.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Beautiful aromas of ripe blackberry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Layered and delicious. Gorgeous. 6,500 cases made.

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Community Reviews

91

Thierry27 Trust Rating: 99 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...

George C Tasted On: 05/25/2011 Drink Dates:

needs more time, needed a lot of Oxygene

94

gd10102 Trust Rating: 81 Tasted On: 09/30/2009

93

JDF1960 Trust Rating: 87 Tasted On: 05/26/2009 Drink Dates: 2008-2023

95

Brad Coelho 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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