Southern Wine and Spirits

Chateau Angelus 2011 St. Emilion

The weather patterns of this vintage were quite unusual and forced the estate's teams to adjust continuously, while never letting up with grass cover crop management, tilling and early leaf removal and thinning out. These wines start with pure ripe fruit aromas. After a precise attack they display fine, silky, tight-knit tannins and a lovely mouth-filling feel. Very elegant finish.

Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc

"The 2011 Angelus is another winner from Hubert de Bouard. Supple and sexy with lots of blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with licorice, barbecue smoke and camphor, this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, sexy effort offers delicious drinking now, and promises to become even better over the next decade. It should keep for 15 or more years.'- WINE ADVOCATE