Château Angelus

chateau angelus

Château Angelus (formerly l'Angelus) is one of the most prestigious producers in the entire Saint-Émilion district.

Angelus boasts a wonderful terroir, comprising 23 hectares of south-facing slopes to the northwest of the town of Saint-Émilion - clay-limestone côtes and sandy lower slopes (which suits Cabernet Franc).

This terroir, married with the talents of Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and Jean-Bernard Grenie, plus Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland, resulted in Angelus' elevation from Grand Cru to Premier Grand Cru status in the Saint-Émilion classification: a rare upgrade only bestowed upon a handful of châteaux since the classification's inception.

Angelus' dates back to 1909 when Comte Maurice de Boüard de Laforest (grandfather of Hubert) inherited Domaine Mazerat, which he added to with Clos de L’Angelus and other properties. However, the name Angelus (meaning church bells) didn't appear until after the Second World War; derived from the fact that the vineyard workers could hear the bells from three local churches peel simultaneously. Hubert took over from his father in 1980, and he and his cousin Jean-Bernard Grenie reinvigorated Angelus.

Château Angelus

chateau angelus

Château Angelus (formerly l'Angelus) is one of the most prestigious producers in the entire Saint-Émilion district.

Angelus boasts a wonderful terroir, comprising 23 hectares of south-facing slopes to the northwest of the town of Saint-Émilion - clay-limestone côtes and sandy lower slopes (which suits Cabernet Franc).

This terroir, married with the talents of Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and Jean-Bernard Grenie, plus Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland, resulted in Angelus' elevation from Grand Cru to Premier Grand Cru status in the Saint-Émilion classification: a rare upgrade only bestowed upon a handful of châteaux since the classification's inception.

Angelus' dates back to 1909 when Comte Maurice de Boüard de Laforest (grandfather of Hubert) inherited Domaine Mazerat, which he added to with Clos de L’Angelus and other properties. However, the name Angelus (meaning church bells) didn't appear until after the Second World War; derived from the fact that the vineyard workers could hear the bells from three local churches peel simultaneously. Hubert took over from his father in 1980, and he and his cousin Jean-Bernard Grenie reinvigorated Angelus.

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  1. Château Angelus, 2011

    Château Angelus, 2011

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2017-2029
    Reviewer Rating: 94 - Robert Parker

    "The 2011 Angelus is another winner from Hubert de Bouard. Supple and sexy with lots of blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with licorice, barbecue smoke and camphor...medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, sexy effort..." Robert Parker

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  2. Château Angelus, 2010

    Château Angelus, 2010

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2020-2060
    Reviewer Rating: 98 - eRobertParker.com

    "An absolutely spectacular wine...Rich, layered and built like a skyscraper...multi-dimensional Angelus...lavish concentration." eRobertParker.com

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