1990 Angelus 750ml

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

WA 99   WS 93   JR 18   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is clearly the greatest Angelus until the 2000, 2003 and then the perfect 2005. Beautiful, sweet plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit soar from the glass of this opaque, purple wine that still hasn't lost much in color. Deep, opulent, voluptuously textured, full-bodied and multidimensional, this is a stunner and just now approaching its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for at least another 20 years.

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 220

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

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

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

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.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

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

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 94, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1907 bottles owned by 379 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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