"La añada radiante" así define Château Angélus a la 2016. Impredecible, inesperada y grande. Este Grand Cru de Saint Émilion es toda una leyenda en Burdeos, el mimado de la familia de Hubert de Boüard de Laforest. La Cabernet franc rivaliza en elegancia con una Merlot exepcional. Un Premier Grand Cru Classé "A "de auténtico coleccionista. Neil Martin cató en barricas en abril de 2017 y le otorgó un rango de puntuación de 96-98 puntos Parker. James Suckling hace lo propio con un rango de 99 - 100 puntos.
La entrega efectiva del vino se hará durante 2019.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
"The 2016 Angelus is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Merlot with much of the production zoning in on the more clayey soils that are ideal in a dry growing season like this. Picked from 4 to 21 October and matured entirely in new oak, it has a very intense bouquet with multilayered blackcurrant, blueberry and floral notes, very refined and precise, not unlike the 2010 in some ways, but I would argue this is more sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, symmetrical in terms of focus with just the right amount of sappiness on the saline finish. It is a superb Angelus from the de Boüard family, destined to give pleasure over many, many years. Once in bottle, I expect it to land towards the top of my banded scale."
"This shows the purity of Angelus. I have never tasted a wine from here with such incredible clarity. Full body, full fruit and full beauty. Super silky tannins. A joy to taste. Makes you want to drink it. 62% merlot and 38% cabernet franc."
"A wonderful Angélus, rich in the character of this vintage. Stunning length on the silky tannins. This extends outwards, and the architecture is very much more linear than circular (as it is in some vintages), with a lovely freshness and power. I just love how effortless this feels, with deeply intense black fruits and a dried herb edge. The flesh isn't overt but absolutely present. Likely to take on some more weight over time and it will certainly take its time to reach its perfect drinking window. Wonderful sense of energy, power and intensity, yet it's so drinkable now. The 100% new oak is very well-integrated, a brilliant success. Blend is 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, with the lowest pH for many years at 3.7 (the 2009 more like 3.9), mainly because the wide temperature differences between day and night slowed down the maturing process and kept freshness."