Angelus 2018

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Chateau Angelus, Angelus, 2018

Tasting Notes Angelus 2018

99-100

This shows beautifully sensibility of generous fruit and soft and velvety tannins with an undertone of chocolate and cedar. Full-bodied, pure and supple with a direct delivery of vibrant fruit and real terroir expression. Savory at the end with hazelnut and crunchy-seed flavors. Reality check here. Incredible fruit quality.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
98

This is rich and complex from the very first nose, showing dense brambled fruit with real precision of expression. After a few minutes the aromatics explode, leaping out of the glass and giving an extra level of enjoyment to the wine. In the mouth, lovely vibrant tannins grip without any sense of urgency, joined by curls of woodsmoke and salt taffy through the finish. It's gorgeous and will make you smile with its mouthwatering finish. Only the oldest Cabernet Francs, aged between 60 and 80 years, went into the grand vin in 2018, meaning a little less Cabernet Franc in the blend than usual. But these old vines, planted by Stephanie de Boüard's grandfather, are rich in flavour and give saline emphasis to the finish. It's the first year that they have worked entirely organically, with a 32hl/ha yield from the harvest, which ran from 24 September to 11 October. A cold soak before fermentation was used to extract the colour and fruit flavours without too much tannin. The wine is aged in 100% oak barrels and, for the first time, a few amphorae.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-100

This year we have slightly less Cabernet Franc in the blend because we are only using the oldest vines, planted by my grandfather, as a tribute, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal said. “These are 60- to 80-year-old Cabernet Franc vines.” From 2018, 10% of the entire Angélus crop will be aged in large oak foudres. “These produce tighter, more perfumed, brighter wines from less oxygen exposure,” Stéphanie commented. The 2018 Angélus is blended of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, to be aged 18-22 months in barriques, 100% new, plus two new foudres. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slips slowly, sensuously out of the glass with beautiful black raspberries, kirsch, warm plums and red roses scents, building in intensity to reveal chocolate-covered cherries, raspberry coulis, black tea, woodsmoke and powdered cinnamon notions with a waft of black olives and charcuterie. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a wonderfully profound, multilayered, seamless experience of red and black fruits intertwined with earth, spice and floral notions and framed by exquisitely ripe, satiny tannins, finishing with amazing freshness and length. Incredibly, finely, expertly, seamlessly knit. Stunning.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
95-98

The 2018 Angélus is a fabulous wine from the de Boüard family. Often much more severe when it is young, the 2018 possesses stunning depth and remarkable finesse. I don't think I have tasted a young Angélus with this much finesse. In this vintage, Angélus is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, which is to say more Merlot and less Franc than in the past, which may or may not represent more of a longer term shift. To be sure, the 2018 is glorious, with generous, pliant fruit and silky tannins that add to its considerable allure. Crème de cassis, new leather, spice and licorice build into the striking finish. What a wine.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
95-98

Very gutsy in feel, with lots of tobacco leaf, loam and espresso notes swirling around a core of steeped black currant and warm fig fruit flavors. The muscular finish is a jumble right now, but there's ample acidity coiled within. A wine that clearly wants to stand out from the pack.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019

Angelus Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Angelus 2018 Chateau Angelus POA 12x75cl
Angelus 2017 Chateau Angelus £2,850.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2016 Chateau Angelus £2,845.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2016 Chateau Angelus £1,750.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2015 Chateau Angelus £2,746.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2014 Chateau Angelus £2,400.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2014 Chateau Angelus £1,175.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2013 Chateau Angelus £2,280.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2012 Chateau Angelus £3,600.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2011 Chateau Angelus £2,600.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2010 Chateau Angelus £3,225.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2010 Chateau Angelus £1,660.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2009 Chateau Angelus £3,200.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2009 Chateau Angelus £1,650.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2008 Chateau Angelus £2,900.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2007 Chateau Angelus £3,100.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2006 Chateau Angelus £2,800.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2006 Chateau Angelus £1,600.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2005 Chateau Angelus £4,450.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2004 Chateau Angelus £2,826.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2003 Chateau Angelus £3,300.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2002 Chateau Angelus £2,878.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2001 Chateau Angelus £3,150.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2000 Chateau Angelus £4,942.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1999 Chateau Angelus £3,206.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1998 Chateau Angelus £3,466.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1997 Chateau Angelus £2,800.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1996 Chateau Angelus £3,396.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1995 Chateau Angelus £3,350.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1990 Chateau Angelus £4,980.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1989 Chateau Angelus £4,200.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1986 Chateau Angelus £3,216.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1982 Chateau Angelus £2,100.00 12x75cl