1993 Château Angélus

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 92 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52421-1993-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    As outstanding as we remember from barrel. Ripe and seductive, a full-bodied St.-Emilion that stands out for this vintage. Oozes with plum, red berry, chocolate, tobacco and smoke flavors. Beautiful texture, elegant tannins and an impressive finish. 9,583 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    In the new classification of St.-Emilion, justice was certainly served with the elevation of Angelus to premier grand cru classe status. No Bordeaux estate has been making as concentrated and consistently high quality wines as has Angelus since 1988. Even in the rain-plagued vintage of 1992, Angelus produced a wine of uncommon power, ripeness, and intensity. This estate is in many ways symbolic of what heights Bordeaux can achieve when a property is managed by someone as passionate and driven as Hubert de Bouard. As I have been writing for the last decade, these are wines to buy at first release; they can only go up in price given their quality. One of the four or five most concentrated wines of the vintage, this opaque, black/purple-colored 1993 offers an intensely fragrant nose of smoke, olives, chocolate, black fruits, hickory, and sweet, spicy oak. Amazingly rich and full-bodied, with massive extract, it is almost unbelievable that this wine could have been produced in a vintage such as 1993. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 15-18 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Magnum. 25% Cabernet Franc, 75% Merlot. Looks quite old at the rim. Black middle. Bit of a blob (formless) on the nose. Very rich and sweet with no rough edges. Vibrant. Something rather wild about this wine. Transparent and readable. Slightly drying now but I'd be very happy to be served this. Fading slightly, gamey.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Andrew S651
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Got much better with age! Drink now and enjoy.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2020
    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Still very intense, full bodied, but lacking elegance and aftertaste. Did not have time to decant properly tough
    Author: riffmaker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Typical Bordeaux style. Cassis & black fruit. Very complex & aromatic, but slightly decreases in power and aroma. Consume fast if you have opened this bottle.
    Author: Sangseok L
Dating back to 1544 in St.-Emilion, The Bouard Family have been the proprietors Chateau Angelus. In latter years, Hubert de Bouard single-handedly elevated the quality to what has since been a remarkable succession of great wines. Radical viticulture is the name of the game at Angelus, and it consistently works in their favor. Everything from crop-thinning and shoot-positioning to immensely labor-intensive manual destemming.

The Chateau's style results from the combination of their radical viticultural techniques, bold decisions on vine varieties and an outstanding terroir. Their focus on the vineyard location, soil temp, and slope is some of the most meticulous of any Chateau on the Right Bank. This shows through in their wines which offer up some of the most lush, dense and elegant textures coupled with a purity of truly incomparable freshness.

The vineyard at Angelus grows at the foot of a natural amphitheater on a south-facing slope of Saint-Emilion - where the summer temperatures are concentrated and where growth starts earlier. Thus, at the bottom of the slope the soil is naturally drained of excess moisture and the 8- to 20% proportion of clay makes these areas of land warm and early. In addition, the vine varieties are distributed according to the soil types: Merlot on the hill, where there is more clay and Cabernet Franc on the sandy clay-limestone soils at the foot of the hill.

Both a second and third wine are made, due to the severe selection process at the Chateau - 'All of this resulted in the 2012 Angelus being upgraded, along with Pavie, to Premier Grand Cru Classe A, joining Cheval Blanc and Ausone as one of only four estates in St.-Emilion to receive this accolade.' - Robert Parker

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 280 bottles owned
  • 47 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 47 collectors)