Château Angélus

Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Side by side with the 00 Cheval Blanc. Showed really well! Took 1.5 hrs in decanter/glass to really show its stripes. — 13 hours ago

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Château Fonplégade

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

2014 vintage. This historical estate with great terroir surrounded by famous neighbours like Angélus, Ausone, Pavie etc. is going from strength to strength after it was bought by Denise and Stephen Adams (also owners of Château L'Enclos in Pomerol and ADAMVS in Napa Valley). 2014 vintage. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Biodynamically farmed (since 2009, certification in 2020). Intriguing attractive nose with an amazing minerality, intertwined with cassis and a hint of truffle. In the mouth it is initially a bit severe, if classy. I would recommend decanting or taste it over several hours. After a few hours the fruit shines through compensating the tight tannic structure and the acidity. Built to age, I feel this will deserve a higher score in 5 or 6 years. It's a very classic restrained wine that definitely has an understated class. Nice value at under 50 euros if you like this style. — a year ago

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Château de Francs

Les Cerisiers Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Co-owned by Hubert de Boüard (Angélus) and Dominique Hebrard (ex-Cheval Blanc). 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Attractive nose with truffle, red fruit and spices. Fresh and elegant, with perfectly integrated oak, a nice ripe tannic bite and good walnutty length. Terrific value at 12 euros. — a month ago

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Château Bellevue Mondotte

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Chateau Angélus acquired a 50% share in the company. 100% Merlot, deep purple with aromas of black fruits, spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of savory fruit, plums, blackberry & cherry with licorice, tobacco and cacao. Chalky fine round tannins, well balanced ending with mineral and earthy character. — 2 years ago

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Château Angélus

No. 3 d'Angélus Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Not easy to find but worth looking out for — 5 years ago

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Château Angélus

Premier Grand Cru Classé "A" St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

97-99/100 primeur sample — 5 months ago

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Have they changed to a painted label, or is that purely for the barrel sample? Thanks
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@Ron R just a Tube for the barrel sample Ron

Château Siran

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. While this estate has been in the hands of the same family since 1858, it is under the reigns of current owner Eduard Miailhe that Siran is showing its true potential. The vineyards are situated in Labarde, the Southern part of the Margaux appellation, surrounded by Crus Classés Dauzac, Prieuré- Lichine and Giscours. 2016 was the first vintage made by oenologist Marjolaine Defrance, with Hubert de Boüard (Château Angélus) as consultant since 2014. It's a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, aged for 12 months in French barriques (35% new). Obviously it's way too young to show its full potential, but it is a terrific effort, undoubtedly at Cru Classé level. Concentrated black fruit (cassis, cherries, blackberries), violets, licorice and a subtle touch of cedar wood. It displays classic Margaux elegance, complexity, impeccable balance and considerable length. At only 28 euros this is one of the finest values in Margaux that should drink well over the next 20 to 30 years. — 10 months ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine

The 2014 Cheval Blanc does not convey the same sophistication and panache as the Angélus. This is more rugged and earthier, quite powerful with pencil lead and sous-bois aromas developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, plenty of blackberry laced with cedar, mint, fruitcake and white pepper notes. It finishes with some style and it feels very long on the finish. I just think that unlike Angélus this is going to need several years to really knit together. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018) — 3 years ago

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