1996 Angelus 750ml

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

IWC 90-92   WA 91   WS 89   Collector 87
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90-92

Saturated ruby-red. Expressive, floral aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, toffee, licorice and chocolate; suggests an almost roasted ripeness. Chocolatey and very dense in the mouth; rather tightly wrapped today but still much broader than the '97. Finishes very long, with substantial tongue-coating tannins. Powerful and impressive for the vintage.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 78

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

A massive, powerful Angelus, this wine exhibits a saturated black/ruby/purple color as well as an impressively-endowed nose of dried herbs, roasted meats, new saddle leather, plum liqueur, and cassis. In the mouth, olive notes make an impression. This sweet, full-bodied, exceptionally concentrated wine is atypically backward and ferociously tannic. It was revealing more sweetness and forwardness immediately prior to bottling, but I would now recommend 7-8 years of cellaring.

Drink Dates: 2007-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 122

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Promises more in its color and nose than it gives on the palate, but a very, very good glass of wine nonetheless. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and lots of berry and chocolate character. Just a slight lack of fruit in the center-palate keeps it from outstanding.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Chez Fisher
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/28/2012
Drink Dates:
TIme to drink.

Rating: 87
Author: Butler wan
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/09/2010
Drink Dates: 2000-2012
barely held it's own amongst thirty 1996's; some classic tobacco and cedar, a bit of tar on the palate along with the medium depth of fruit. Enjoyable but slightly short, wouldn't wait long.

Average rating: 89, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

937 bottles owned by 215 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.

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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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