1995 Château Angélus

  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52421-1995

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A stunning red. Dark and inky, with masses of coffee, blackberry, cherry and wild flower aromas. Full-bodied and tannic, with loads of fruit and tons of oak on the long, long finish. Perhaps a bit too much new wood on the finish?
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright dark ruby. Sweet, superripe aromas of raspberry, plum, black cherry, tobacco, toffee and game. Like liquid velvet in the mouth: sweet, voluptuous, seamless. Palate-staining flavors of black cherry, chocolate and smoky oak. Finishes with chewy, toothfurring tannins and great persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1998
  • Rating: 16

    Magnum. 40% Cabernet Franc, 60% Merlot. Dark ruby with some orange glow at the rim. Hedonistic cocktail on the nose. Dusty finish. A bit jagged and awkward.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A superb effort in this vintage, Angelus's opaque purple-colored 1995 is a massive, powerful, rich offering with plenty of ripe, sweet tannin. The wine's aromatics include scents of Provencal olives, jammy black cherries, blackberries, truffles, and toast. A very full-bodied wine, it is layered, thick, and pure. This is the most concentrated of the 1995 St.-Emilion premier grand crus.
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Kenneth A344
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Danl
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    Author: Dave
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Dark rich red with mostly blackberry and some smokey leather. Already smooth tannins with a long and satisfying finish. Still a baby, but a pleasure to drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2025
    Author: ebgreenb
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2013-2018
    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Inital nose is barnyard,love it, but after an hour in decanter this wine opens to beautiful blackberry, cassis fruit with a hint of vanilla. Deep purple to the rim, very full bodied, this baby is just now starting to drink at its potential. Huge and concentrated but with very polished tannins and a long velvety finish. The acidity was very refreshing and paired beautifully with grilled lamb. PSome give this 95, but I think it is even a little better!
    Drink Dates: 2009-2020
    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: marv
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
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1965 bottles owned
  • 263 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 263 collectors)