2014 Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe A
The 2014 Chateau Angelus nose reveals a very pure and elegant wine. This Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A carries a precise attack and a powerful, structured palate with a lovely balance between tannins and freshness. The Cabernet Franc (which represents 50% of the blend with Merlot) refines the tannic structure, brings elegance. The Cabernet adds the complexity of 2014 Angelus, leading to a persistent finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Angelus has developed with some panache during its barrel maturation and now in bottle, it conveys attractive blackberry, briary and vanilla pod aromas, the oak neatly integrated. It is not the most powerful bouquet that Hubert de Boüard de Laforest has ever overseen, though it offers precision and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, quite compact and linear in the mouth with a subtle oyster-shell note that tinctures the black fruit towards the persistent finish. It is no showstopper, yet there is craftsmanship and terroir-expression here and it should drink well for two decades.