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Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé A  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé A  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé A  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé A  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé A 2003

Promoted to the rank of Saint-Émilion premier cru classé "A", the legendary Angélus opens out in the mouth, meaty and indulgent, with an admirably elegant palette and great concentration.

  • €345
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Lot Description: Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé A 2003

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly bin-soiled label, 1 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé A
  • Producer/Owner: Famille de Boüard de Laforest
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2024
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Size (in ha): 23
  • Volume: 110000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Generally speaking, recent vintages of Angélus have been more richly coloured and concentrated than in the past, offering voluptuous aromas of black fruit, mocha and toasted oak, and have an impressive capacity to age.

    Managed by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest since 1985, Angélus has belonged to the same family since the beginning of the 20th century. The château takes its name from the fact that in former times one could, at this precise location, hear the angelus being rung by the bells at the chapel in Mazerat and by the churches in Saint Martin and Saint Emilion.

    The property of course has an exceptional terroir, but also demonstrates the importance of man's role in bringing out the best of the terroir: before 1980 the wines were rich and fruity, but lacking in elegance; the growing methods and vinification techniques were subsequently improved thanks to Hubert de Boüard, and as a result Angélus's quality has moved significantly ahead of its peers in Saint Emilion. In the most recent revision of the appellation's classification, in 2012, Angélus was awarded the highest possible rank of Premier Cru Class A, alongside Cheval Blanc, Ausone and Pavie. Green harvests in July, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, ageing in new oak barrels, and bottling without filtration.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
98/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
94/100Wine Spectator
18.5/20 (2009)Bettane & Desseauve
16,5/20Jancis Robinson
17/20RVF
92/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
95/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2024

Tasting notes - Extract
"blend of 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot, the beautiful 2003 (14% alcohol; 6,500 cases produced) is somewhat tightly knit, but it reveals a perfumed nose of rose petals, blackberries, menthol, and cedar. This broad, sweet 2003's supple attack is followed by a tannic mid-section." R. Parker (04/2006)