Les Angelots du Gracia

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.116 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

I adore this wine in every way. It takes a while to open up but when it does wowie!!!!. It’s hard to believe that this is a ‘second wine’ or sorts to chateau gracia (albeit it does come from a completely separate parcel and is not a barrel selection)... loaded with dark fruits, leather, coffee (fresh ground), and earth. Limestone backbone provides freshness for days. Fresh but massively built on the palate. Silky and soft up front with some grip towards the back. This is just starting to hit its stride and I suspect it will evolve nicely for at least another 15 years. Side note: I tasted this wine in 2011 in Bordeaux at their micro chateau. The owner was charming and his wines are sublime. This place could not be more minimalist. The guy makes a minuscule amount of wine but he is turning out the best stuff imaginable.

I adore this wine in every way. It takes a while to open up but when it does wowie!!!!. It’s hard to believe that this is a ‘second wine’ or sorts to chateau gracia (albeit it does come from a completely separate parcel and is not a barrel selection)... loaded with dark fruits, leather, coffee (fresh ground), and earth. Limestone backbone provides freshness for days. Fresh but massively built on the palate. Silky and soft up front with some grip towards the back. This is just starting to hit its stride and I suspect it will evolve nicely for at least another 15 years. Side note: I tasted this wine in 2011 in Bordeaux at their micro chateau. The owner was charming and his wines are sublime. This place could not be more minimalist. The guy makes a minuscule amount of wine but he is turning out the best stuff imaginable.

Feb 28th, 2019
Rita Jammet

Owner La Caravelle Champagne

9.5

A wonderful discovery purchased in St. Emilion. Mostly Merlot, jammy, ripe dark berries, truffles and absolutely delicious. I found out that only 200 cases were produced per vintage. Wish we had purchased more!!!

A wonderful discovery purchased in St. Emilion. Mostly Merlot, jammy, ripe dark berries, truffles and absolutely delicious. I found out that only 200 cases were produced per vintage. Wish we had purchased more!!!

Jan 4th, 2016
Kurt Schuster

Heavy tannins, takes a long time to open up but it’s worth it with dark rich intoxicating fruit and subtle spices. This wine has a great depth and complexity to it

Heavy tannins, takes a long time to open up but it’s worth it with dark rich intoxicating fruit and subtle spices. This wine has a great depth and complexity to it

Aug 25th, 2019
Scott Rose

2012 vintage. Decanted about an hour before tasting. Floral, velveteen nose. Very rambunctious, youthful and more chunkier like a Pomerol. Big and bold and unresolved but I dug the Johnny Rotten attitude and the Billy Idol sneer.

2012 vintage. Decanted about an hour before tasting. Floral, velveteen nose. Very rambunctious, youthful and more chunkier like a Pomerol. Big and bold and unresolved but I dug the Johnny Rotten attitude and the Billy Idol sneer.

Dec 10th, 2018
Meifeng Yang

First taste is not significant, but it's grows on me as I keep drinking. Smells very nice and tastes smooth!

First taste is not significant, but it's grows on me as I keep drinking. Smells very nice and tastes smooth!

Jul 9th, 2018
Steven Nersesian

First taste was very tight, almost metallic. But it opened up nicely. St E profile on the austere side. I will lay my second one of this 2006 vintage down for a while.

First taste was very tight, almost metallic. But it opened up nicely. St E profile on the austere side. I will lay my second one of this 2006 vintage down for a while.

May 31st, 2015
Rita Jammet

Owner La Caravelle Champagne

9.5

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Jan 4th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

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Nico had this 5 years ago

Oct 23rd, 2015
Richard Young

Wine Specialist Christie's

8.2

Richard had this 8 years ago

Richard had this 8 years ago

Jul 26th, 2013
Casie Gillette

Casie had this a year ago

Casie had this a year ago

Dec 1st, 2019