1990 Angelus 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Premier Grand Cru Classe B/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WA 96   WS 93   JR 18   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

This chateau has been turning out such spectacular wines that it is not surprising it was elevated in the recent reclassification of St.-Emilion. Any Bordeaux lover would be thrilled to have either of the 1989 or 1990 in his or her cellar. Both wines reveal an opaque purple color, with the 1990 slightly more inky. Both wines are also exceptionally endowed, backward, rich, full-bodied, and crammed with fruit. The 1990 is softer than the 1989 (because of the vintage's greater ripeness), as well as lower in acidity, giving it a marginally more forward and flattering set of aromatics and flavors. However, the impression is one of a big, beefy, thick, super-rich wine offering that tell-tale L'Angelus nose of smoky vanillin oak, olives, jammy cassis, and spice. Picking a favorite between these two fabulous examples of their respective vintages is - for me - presently impossible. I will probably end up drinking the 1990 before the 1989, but both wines are 25-30-year wines, with the 1989 possibly reaching full maturity in 5-6 years, and the 1990 needing several more years of cellaring.

Drink Dates: 1995-2008
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 109

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Aromatic beauty. Dark ruby-red color. Enticing aromas of cinnamon, raspberry, plum, and cherry. Full-bodied, with wonderfully polished tannins and a long, fruity finish.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. 12,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling


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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Magnum. 50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot. Very deep and with a rich, orange rim but great concentration. Still youthful and a return to Angélus. Silky fresh with lovely sweetness and absolutely lovely now. Pure pleasure. Spice and sweetness and fragrance. Great balance and vibration. What a contrast with 1991! Long and reverberant and great balance. Rich tea-leaf aromas. Very sweet. Long.

Drink Dates: 2001-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 98
Author: Louritt
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/16/2010
so excellent, deep and concentrated, great nose of cab franc and merlot, complex

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Rating: 96
Author: Anthony D526
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/27/2013
Drink Dates: 2004-2020
Consistent notes which have shown cont'd bottle development and now drinking at its apogee which should continue for several more years. Quite dark ruby/mahogany color w/slight amber edge; lovely nose of black fruit, vegetal (celery seed), olives, casis and earth notes; soft integrated tannins; rich & concentrated on the palate; a complex, elegant, well-balanced wine with relatively low acidity, and an intense long finish (benefited from decanting an hour in advance). Lovely, now fully mature but will hold. A great St. Emilion.

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Rating: 96
Author: gd10102
Trust Rating: 80
Tasted On: 09/30/2009

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Rating: 95
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/30/2011
Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Classic. Licorice and crème de cassis on the nose and palate. Balanced, with sweet tannins and a medium finish. This is still a very young wine. Tasted in 375ml.

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Rating: 88
Author: Wang Chong
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 04/27/2011
3.5 hours in decanter.

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Average rating: 93, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1905 bottles owned by 377 collectors.

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About This Producer


Chateau Angelus is located just west of the town of St. Emilion and was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classe status in 1996. Typical blends consist of Merlot and Cabernet Franc which are grown on Angelus's southerly-exposed vineyards. Chateau Angelus also produces a second wine called Carillon de l'Angelus.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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