Château Angelus, 2011

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Angelus, 2011

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2017-2029 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102841
Estate Notes

Château Angelus 2011 was purchased in its original wooden cases, which are also available.

It was a tricky growing season across the region with early heat and drought, then heavy rains resulting in some uneven ripening, rot and consequently low yields. Generally, wines lacked alcohol and were high in tannins, but as ever, those producers with the skills, extra desire and/or financial resources made some good wines. Careful Fruit handling in the cellar was also crucial due to the high concentration and tannin – so as not to extract too much of either – and those of good practice made wines of freshness and elegance with cellar potential. 2011 will be defined as a mixed ‘winemaker’s’ vintage.

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

As a testament to its quality, the 1996 vintage saw its elevation from Grand Cru to Premier Grand Cru (B) 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. In 2012 Angelus was upgraded again to Premier Grand Cru Classe (A).


"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, this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, sexy effort offers delicious drinking now, and promises to become even better over the next decade." Robert Parker