Château Angélus 2005
"Truly great stuff...beautifully assimilated in this magnificent, majestic vintage of Angélus." Robert Parker
|Grape Blend||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Winemaker||Michel Rolland - consultant|
Château Angélus 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage.
Château Angélus is one of the most prestigious producers in the entire Saint-Émilion district – a great Right Bank estate synonymous with crafting voluptuous red wines.
As a testament to the château's quality, it was elevated from Grand Cru to Premier Grand Cru status for the 2012 vintage (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.
"Truly great stuff, this wine performed at a three-digit level both in the horizontal tasting of 2005s in Baltimore, as well as in Montreal at this mini-vertical. This sensational, opaque, bluish/purple wine offers up notes of vanillin, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, plus a touch of licorice. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of ripe, rich, concentrated fruit. It is full-bodied, multidimensional and layered. The tannins are beautifully integrated but still present, and the wood, acidity, alcohol, etc., are all beautifully assimilated in this magnificent, majestic vintage of Angelus." Robert Parker