A generous and delicious Saint-Emilion.
It was something winemakers had never seen in their memory: three months without water. With beneficial rains mid-September, and the remarkable Indian summer that followed, the Chateau Angelus team took a calm, leisurely approach to their harvest (lasting from the 4th to the 21st of October), allowing their Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon to reach their optimal maturity. The 2016 Carillon d'Angelus, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, is a wonderful expression of the exceptional character of this vintage.
The coulour is dense and deep. A plenty of small black fruit on the 2016 Carillon of Angelus nose so refreshing. On the palate, the attack is sensual, voluptuous and smooth. The structure is refined and precise thanks to successful Cabernets Francs bringing elegance. The tasting ends is full of tension and fruits.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Le Carillon d'Angelus, which represents a higher percentage of the total production this year, has a tightly wound blackberry and briary-scented bouquet with admirable delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, harmonious and rounded in style with just the right amount of salinity on the finish to beckon you back for another sip. This is a lovely Deuxième Vin built to give pleasure.