2006 Angelus 750ml

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

WA 95   IWC 93   WS 93   JR 17.5   Collector 89
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

A spectacular effort (what's new?), this brilliant offering from proprietor Hubert de Bouard is another classic. A blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of creosote, blueberry pie, espresso roast, blackberries, and graphite. Extremely full-bodied and stunningly rich with a multi-layered texture, sweet tannin, and a 45-second finish, this exceptional 2006 is one of the great wines of St.-Emilion.

Drink Dates: 2012-2028
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 181

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($250) Full ruby. Vibrant aromas of crushed blueberry and bitter chocolate are further brightened by a violet quality. Dense, sweet and lush, with terrific depth and freshness to its dark fruit, mineral and violet flavors. This is really creamy-rich for the vintage. Finishes with smooth, chocolatey tannins and outstanding palate-saturating length. It's hard to imagine how Hubert de Bouard managed to get such a deep, layered middle palate without any sign of overextracted tannins or heaviness, but he has managed this neat trick.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

This has a gorgeous nose of black licorice, black cherry and sage. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a very long finish. There's beautiful texture for the vintage. Enjoy the fruit and richness.

Drink Dates: 2013-2017
Author: James Suckling


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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Magnum. 42% Cabernet Franc, 58% Merlot. Bright crimson still. A strong, attractive mineral note on the nose. Very unctuous texture, almost heavy in the mouth! Quite a decadent style of wine. Lightly drying tannins on the finish. Long and warming. All stops are pulled out on this wine but it is not too much.

Drink Dates: 2016-2030
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Fernandomoreno
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/17/2011

Rating: 83
Author: derekastoria
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 05/16/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2030
Medium deep ruby purple, lighter than 2004. A rather closed nose. High tannin due to age. A bigger and stronger wine than 2004. Hint of toffee behind the black fruits. Stronger aftertaste than 2004, medium to long. I think the 2004 vintage has bigger potential than this one and 2006 will offer a more recent pleasure.

Average rating: 92, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

641 bottles owned by 130 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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