1999 Château Angélus

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 88 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52421-1999-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    (75-$100) Red-ruby. Evolving aromas of roasted red fruits, mocha, cedar and underbrush. Sweet, pliant and nicely fresh in the mouth, with a leathery nuance. Plenty of flavor and shape here. Finishes with strong but fine, horizontal tannins and good grip.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Elegant aromas of dark chocolate, berries, spices and flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Like cashmere. Impressive effort from Angelus, considering part of its crop was hailed. 4,165 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Forced to harvest early due to hail, Angelus, surprisingly, has turned out a very good 1999. This wine offers scents of blackberries, licorice, tapenade, and figs. It lacks the length possessed by the great Angelus vintages such as 2000, 1998, 1990, and 1989, but it is ripe, pure, and moderately tannic. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Magnum. 20% Cabernet Franc, 80% Merlot. Tough vintage for Ang‚lus because hail meant production was only 40% of usual. Lovely development on the nose at last! Tertiary aromas at last. Very sweet. Very Merlot start. Hints of molten milk chocolate. Finishes just a little suddenly. But it certainly delivers current pleasure. The acidity is just starting to insinuate itself. Really SO much more developed than the 2000!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2005-2015
    Author: riffmaker
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

  • 163 bottles owned
  • 39 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 39 collectors)