Château Angelus, 1996

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Angelus, 1996

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc Wine Style: Medium Bodied Red Winemaker: Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2016-2025 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 100207 Alcohol: 13.5% Label Quality: Very good condition.
Estate Notes

Château Angelus' 1996 vintage saw the château's elevation from Grand Cru to Premier Grand Cru status (in the 1955 Saint-Émilion classification): a rare and highly commendable honour only bestowed upon a handful of estates that have made considerable progress since the classification's inception.

Angelus (formerly l'Angelus) is one of the most prestigious producers in the entire Saint-Émilion district – a name synonymous with crafting voluptuous Bordeaux.

The estate boasts a wonderful terroir, comprising 23 hectares of south-facing slopes, which is married with the talents of the current owners Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and Jean-Bernard Grenie, plus the legendary Bordeaux consultant winemaker Michel Rolland.


“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.” Stephen Tanzer

"Complex and intense aromas of forest floor, wild berries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, long finish. Racy and classy. Wonderful now but has a long life ahead of it." Wine Spectator