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2004 Château ANGÉLUS, 1er Grand Cru. St Emilion, BordeauxNow fi

Bin:  800

Alcohol percentage:  14%


A 23.4 hectare estate (small by Médoc standards, but one of the larger St Emilion properties), situated on the slopes (‘côtes’) of St Emilion with the clay and limestone soil which suits so well the Merlot that dominates the region

Grape variety:

51% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak for nearly 2 years (little new wood back in 1988)


The Boüard de Laforest family bought the vineyards in 1909, then named the Domaine de Mazerat; adding the nearby 3 hectare vineyard, Clos de L’Angélus. Quality really took off when Hubert de Boüard de Laforest took full control in 1985. Consultant is Michel Rolland, although the style is not as over-the-top and over-ripe as the modern, US-friendly wines for which Rolland is known


Good year of classic claret

Maturity potential:

Ready now but will hold for 15 more years

Press review:

“This 7,500-case blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc is one of the strongest wines of the vintage. A deep blue/purple hue is accompanied by classic aromas of smoky blueberries and blackberries as well as incense and floral notes in the background. A beautiful texture, opulence, flamboyance, and purity characterize this stunningly deep, full-bodied effort, another great success from proprietor Hubert de Bouard. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022”. Score: 92-95. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate


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