"This is a rich perfumed wine with dense tannins and intense layers of black plum and spice. The palate is firmly built yet broadened out by plump dark-fruit tones and honed by a solid dry core. Drink from 2025.
Subtle and profound aromas of blackberries wet earth and sweet tobacco. Hints of spice too. Full-bodied and so deep. It?s incredibly vertical and long. Just like looking down a well. Firm and powerful tannins yet polished and balanced. Goes on for minutes. One of the greatest ever. Try after 2025.v
The 2016 Angélus is a total stunner. Despite its late bottling in September 2018 the 2016 is simply magnificent. Soaring aromatics and layers of bright vibrant fruit are two of the main signatures in the 2016. The tannins so often hard in young Angélus are almost impossibly refined. Pomegranate blood orange raspberry jam wild flowers and mocha are some of the many notes that race through the 2016. All the elements fall into place in a memorable exquisite Saint-Émilion that is clearly one of the wines of the year. Don't miss it!
Sporting a deep garnet-purple color the 2016 Angélus erupts from the glass with powerful notes of blackberry pie ripe black cherries and juicy black plums with an undercurrent of star anise rose petals chocolate mint pencil shavings and woodsmoke plus a waft of allspice. The palate is pure decadence. Medium to full-bodied rich and generously fruited this wine is by no means heavy?it positively glimmers with freshness and vivacity lending an ethereal nature to all that richness and power beautifully framed by velvety tannins and finishing with epic length. The generosity layers and plushness make for an absolutely DELICIOUS drink right now but I'd suggest waiting 3-5 more years for the fireworks to really begin.
This goes for the gusto with a deep and broad swath of well-roasted tobacco espresso and loam out front. The core of dark currant and fig fruit will have to catch up but this red has the energy and juicy drive to eventually do so. When it melds fully this will be a smoky alluring tobaccofueled wine. Best from 2024 through 2040. From France.?J.M.