Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.573 ratings
9.420 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.6

The 1989 Angélus is a vintage that I have tasted multiple times from various formats. It remains one of my favorite of that era. Still quite deep in color, it has a glorious, almost hubristic bouquet of layers of lush black cherries, cedar, sage and meat juice aromas as it moves assuredly into its secondary phase. The palate has always been very harmonious and smooth, the tannins finer than preceding vintages. There is lovely grip here, and black truffle and smoky notes appear on the finish. A quite marvelous Château Angélus. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

The 1989 Angélus is a vintage that I have tasted multiple times from various formats. It remains one of my favorite of that era. Still quite deep in color, it has a glorious, almost hubristic bouquet of layers of lush black cherries, cedar, sage and meat juice aromas as it moves assuredly into its secondary phase. The palate has always been very harmonious and smooth, the tannins finer than preceding vintages. There is lovely grip here, and black truffle and smoky notes appear on the finish. A quite marvelous Château Angélus. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

Sep 13th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Cinnamon and clove spice. Canned peaches. Explosive aromatics. Floral perfume, earth. Full, powerful. Long. Love.

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Cinnamon and clove spice. Canned peaches. Explosive aromatics. Floral perfume, earth. Full, powerful. Long. Love.

Feb 25th, 2019
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.5

Cashmere. Textured and delicious.

Cashmere. Textured and delicious.

Feb 10th, 2018
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.3

Spectacular

Spectacular

Dec 19th, 2016
Jesse Mallgren

Just a taste from an extremely nice table. It was tasty.

Just a taste from an extremely nice table. It was tasty.

Oct 18th, 2014
Zachary Sussman

Wine writer PUNCH

9.5

It happened.

It happened.

Oct 9th, 2014
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

Wotn for sure

Wotn for sure

Oct 9th, 2014
David Nicewicz

Despite its age, has youthful fruit-forward palate. Lovely wine

Despite its age, has youthful fruit-forward palate. Lovely wine

May 12th, 2019
Mick Farrell

Thanks, Alan!

Thanks, Alan!

Apr 11th, 2019
Ryan Breen

30 years of bliss in a bottle. Heavy aromas of dark fruit. Dense flavors that more than tickled the tongue with silky tannins. Long finish of berries.

30 years of bliss in a bottle. Heavy aromas of dark fruit. Dense flavors that more than tickled the tongue with silky tannins. Long finish of berries.

Jan 28th, 2019