Château-Angelus Saint-Émilion 2008

Château-Angelus Saint-Émilion 2008

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Château-Angelus
Alcohol/vol 14%
The Angelus style is the alliance between an audacious grape variety and an outstanding terroir. It is that unique character that comes from the south-facing slope of Saint Emilion and the high proportion of Cabernet Franc that is always a joy to find in each vintage, year after year, with its richness, density, unctuosity, elegance, pedigree, purity and freshness. The Angelus style is a work that is re-orchestrated each year with excellence as its permanent quest.
Wine Enthusiast
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A complete wine, from the black currant fruits through the balanced tannins to the acidity. It is sturdy, complex, a wine that is already singing and will age well.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2011
Wine Advocate
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A stunning success, this 7,000-case blend of 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc reveals a beautiful nose of black currants, black cherries, loamy soil and forest flora. Full-bodied, this deep, chewy, savory, broadly-flavored 2008 possesses sweet tannin, decent acidity and a long finish. Its 14% alcohol content is nearly as high as the 2009's and 2010's 14.5%. Already accessible, it should continue to age effortlessly for 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, May 2011
Wine Spectator
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A ripe, flashy style, with alluring espresso and cocoa aromas giving way to layers of plum sauce, fig and prune. Dark and fleshy through the creamy-textured finish, with a flash of minerality checking in. Drink now through 2019.

James Molesworth, May 31, 2011