Chateau Angelus 2019 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Château Angélus 2019

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A - Château Angélus
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc 40%
Merlot 60
Château Angélus

Château Angélus

The Château Angelus and its famous carillon overlooking the surrounding vineyards is an unmissable reference of the Rive droite of Bordeaux. The history of Château Angelus is intimately linked to its geographical location, due to the fact that it was the only place around the village of Saint-Emilion where you could hear the sound of the angelus (The Angelus in the singular, Christian prayer of the Catholic Church of the West) of three surrounding churches: the chapel of Mazerat, the church of Saint-Martin and the church of Saint-Emilion.

In 1782, Jean de Boüard de Laforest settled in Saint-Emilion, and his daughter Sophie settled on the vineyard of Mazerat, belonging to Charles Souffrain, whom she married in 1795. The de Boüard de Laforest family will always be at the head of Domaine, and it is Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, an oenologist by training, who will contribute to its great reputation from 1985 onwards, by introducing innovative practices. His daughter Stéphanie joined the adventure in 2012, representing the eighth generation. The passionate driving of Château Angelus year after year is thus above all a family story.

The Château Angelus will be named Grand Cru Classé when the Saint-Emilion classification was created in 1955, due to the great reputation it already enjoyed at the time. In 2012, it will reach the top by obtaining the title of Premier Grand Cru Classé "A", distinction until the 2021 vintage included. At the beginning of 2022, Domaine will choose to withdraw from the ranking, the next edition of which was to be formalized in September of the same year. Thus, from the 2022 vintage, the label of Château Angelus will mention only the Saint-Emilion appellation Grand Cru.

The Château Angélus is based on a 27-hectare vineyard, planted on hillsides with clay soils as well as on hillside feet with clay-limestone soils. The grape varieties are 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for 18 to 22 months in French oak barrels.

The property produces a Second wine, Carillon d'Angélus, vinified in an outdoor winery at Château, which is entirely dedicated to it.

The Château Angélus is renowned for its complex, structured and particularly elegant wines, whose refinement is matched only by the family passion through which they were born.

Critics Château Angélus 2019.

Robert Parker
James Suckling
Jancis Robinson
Antonio Galloni
Jean-Marc Quarin

Description Château Angélus 2019.

The 2019 vintage is a year synonymous with a great enthusiasm for Bordeaux red wines, which has resulted in remarkable results and Chateau Angelus is no exception to the rule. Given the variability of situations that the vineyard experienced for this season, including a very hot summer and alternating cool nights and sunny days in September and October, today we can say that it is a great vintage for the property. The grapes were extremely qualitative.

The robe reveals a dark red color, almost black, with elegant ruby reflections.

It opens with an intense and very fine nose of red rose, raspberry and blackberry, followed by crème de cassis, cocoa and spices.

The wine is mellow as soon as it enters the mouth, and very quickly reveals a lot of density, roundness and concentration. We feel bursts of jammy black fruits, spices and vanilla wood. The tannins are noble, making it rise in power and depth until a long refined finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Angélus 2019 will pair beautifully with a meat dish featuring truffles, either in pieces or in sauce, to support its great finesse. Prefer a tender piece of beef such as an onglet or a châteaubriand. It can also be served with small game, such as hare, or a famous roast pigeon.

If it is to be served with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses such as Cantal, Gouda, Mimolette and Saint Nectaire. Its melted tannins will go very well with it.

In terms of dessert, enjoy it with a Grand Cru chocolate tartlet or an Opera cake.

Ageing potential and tasting:

This wine will probably reach its qualitative peak between 2035 and 2045, and successive tastings should be done to measure its evolution as well as its qualitative peak.

To be served at room temperature, taking care, if possible, to open the bottle the night before so that the wine can open as well as possible. If not, open it the same day and decant it 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar in a dark place, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.