HomepageMonolope Ex

Monolope Ex

All Highlights Specials Rhone Champagne Other French Italy America Other

Chateau Angelus Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010 (11x75cl)

£4,430.95  comparison
Quantity
Buy

Contract Type: Special

Market Price:£3,479.30

deliveryPeriod2 weeks

StatusAs per photos

Score

98
91-94
97-98
92
94-97

Location : FranceBordeauxSaint Emilion

Production area level : AOP

Winery level : Premier Grand Cru Classe B



98

An absolutely spectacular wine from this estate, run with meticulous precision by Hubert de Bouard, the opaque bluish/purple 2010 Angelus offers up a beautifully sweet smorgasbord of aromas ranging from blueberry pie to espresso roast, white chocolate, creme de cassis, licorice, truffle and a touch of lead pencil shavings. There is even a floral underpinning to this extraordinary, highly-scented, full-bodied wine. Rich, layered and built like a skyscraper, this multi-dimensional Angelus has lavish concentration and moderately high tannin, but it is sweet and well-integrated, as is the oak. Just enough acidity provides focus and delineation to this exceptionally well-endowed wine, which should hit its prime in 7-10 years and last 30-40.

91-94

(a blend of 55% merlot and 45% cabernet franc) Very deep purple-ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced black cherry and blackberry aromas are accented by mocha and vanilla, with a sneaky violet note emerging with air. Concentrated cassis and oaky flavors are impressively bright, with tangy minerality adding energy. Balanced and suave, showing impressive finishing length, with mounting, slightly drying tannins.

97-98

Wild aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate and hints of toasted nuts. Very intense. Full bodied, with super integrated tannins and a fabulous finish. Goes on for minutes. This takes off on the palate. Really impressive. 45% Cabernet Franc and 555 Merlot.

92

91-93 Firm and tannic, very structured wine, while still savoring its rich fruit character. This feels very opulent and rich. There is a problem with alcohol showing through as a pepper edge.

94-97

This is really fine, with gorgeous mouthfeel to the notes of blueberry, plum and black cherry preserves. Shows alluring black tea and incense hints in the background, with ample, iron-tinged grip on the finish. This has density and elegance. Impressive. Score range: 94-97

 

In the reclassification of Saint-Emilion wines, Angelus has been ranked the highest level at Premier Grand Cru Classe A. Those who appreciate powerful yet elegant wines will not be disappointed by the intense ripe fruit flavours, complemented by velvety tannins typical of this top Right Bank Chateau.

Buy