Marks and reviews
The name Château Angélus comes from the winegrowers who used to ring the bells of three churches simultaneously in the heart of the famous medieval town of Saint-Émilion. This legendary property of the appellation was founded in 1782 and, for 8 generations, the de Boüard de Laforest family has overseen this exceptional heritage on Bordeaux’s Right Bank.
Château Angélus is a Saint-Emilion wine from an exceptional terroir whose vines, on average 38 years old, are located on the southern slope of Saint-Emilion. This terroir extends over clay-limestone soils on the upper part and clay-sand-limestone soils on the hillside.
The 2019 vintage, described as flamboyant, will be remembered for great rainfall for the vines. The clay-limestone soils allowed the vines to withstand a hot, dry and sunny summer thanks to the accumulation of water during the spring and its redistribution in later months. During this second year of conversion to organic farming, the use of copper in the vineyard was below standard. The harvest started with the vineyard in perfect health on September 18.
Cabernet Franc (40%)
The wine has a shining intensity, almost dark purple colour.
The huge aromatic purity and the bright notes of black fruit and wild cherry are the keystone of the 2019 vintage. The woody notes are perfectly integrated.
On the palate, the attack is smooth and the silky tannins are enveloping. The finish, thanks to the great quality of the Cabernet Franc, remains spicy and mentholated with a fresh tension.