We can thank 1994 for being one of the many excellent vintages from Chateau Angelus which led to the classification of the estate as a Premier Grand Cru in 1996. Fabulously mature, we recommend drinking this over the next few years!
The St- Emilion estate of Chateau Angelus sits in a natural depression, surrounded by hills topped with three churches. The sound of the angelus bells at each of the churches is amplified by the geography of the location. Historically, these bells would call the laborers in the vineyards to prayer three times a day.
The estate which would become Chateau Angelus was founded in 1782 by Jean de Bouard de Laforest and has passed through eight generations of his family, currently commanded by Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal. She, like her ancestors, is committed to the future of the estate, through excellence.
In the first classification of Saint Emilion in 1954, Chateau Angelus was named a Grand Cru Classe, but has since been promotated to the highest classification, Premier Grand Cru Classe A.
Another inky, purple/black-colored wine, the 1994 offers up heavenly scents of smoked meats, barbeque spices, hickory wood, and plenty of cassis and kirsch liqueur. The fruit's phenomenal purity and denseness, as well as its overall balance is admirable in view of the massive, muscular personality of this huge, full-bodied wine oozing with extract. It is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020.
The last bottle from my original case. You were fun while you lasted. The nose, with its floral, cherry pipe tobacco, earth and hint of truffle was quite nice. The wine has good concentration of flavor. On the palate, there is sweet fruit, soft textures, but the finish is a little dry and there is a distinctive green, olive note that takes away from the overall experience. Splash decanted, I am sure the wine will last another decade, but it is not going to improve.
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