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Angelus (6xbt)

2016 Angelus (6xbt)

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.
Drink Date 2026 - 2060

Score: 96-98                                Neil Martin, Wine Advocate (230)

Grape40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Merlot
AvailabilitySpring 2019
AppellationSt Emilion
Price: £1,780.00