All Vintages of this wine
Available sizes
Food pairing
  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Game Meat
  • Hearty Stews
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Pizza
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Veal

2010 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS99
  • RP98
  • JL98
  • WS97
  • IWC95
  • NMWJ94
  • CH

Reviews

JS99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
The nose is impressively rich with an opulence and sexiness with earth, berry, spice and chocolate character. Black truffles! Full body, with seamless tannins and beautiful richness. It goes on for minutes. The layers of... The nose is impressively rich with an opulence and sexiness with earth, berry, spice and chocolate character. Black truffles! Full body, with seamless tannins and beautiful richness. It goes on for minutes. The layers of fruit and ripe tannins are phenomenal. This is the greatest Angelus ever for me. Try in 2018.
RP98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
An absolutely spectacular wine from this estate, run with meticulous precision by Hubert de Bouard, the opaque bluish/purple 2010 Angelus offers up a beautifully sweet smorgasbord of aromas ranging from blueberry pie to... An absolutely spectacular wine from this estate, run with meticulous precision by Hubert de Bouard, the opaque bluish/purple 2010 Angelus offers up a beautifully sweet smorgasbord of aromas ranging from blueberry pie to espresso roast, white chocolate, creme de cassis, licorice, truffle and a touch of lead pencil shavings. There is even a floral underpinning to this extraordinary, highly-scented, full-bodied wine. Rich, layered and built like a skyscraper, this multi-dimensional Angelus has lavish concentration and moderately high tannin, but it is sweet and well-integrated, as is the oak. Just enough acidity provides focus and delineation to this exceptionally well-endowed wine, which should hit its prime in 7-10 years and last 30-40. - Robert Parker
JL98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From an assemblage of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc this inky purple wine sports a beautiful sheen. Licorice coffee jammy black and red fruits earth and stone aromas are found with little effort. The full boded rich... From an assemblage of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc this inky purple wine sports a beautiful sheen. Licorice coffee jammy black and red fruits earth and stone aromas are found with little effort. The full boded rich concentrated wine feels sexy and plush with its cashmere tannins. The long intense balanced finish ends with licorice chocolate and pure black plum liqueur sensations. Hubert de Bouard prefers this to the 2005 which for me remains the benchmark wine for Chateau Angelus. At this point in time I do not agree with Hubert. But it's going to be fun comparing those and other vintages over the next several decades. 96-98 Pts
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Got patience? You'll need it to wait this brute out fully. A chunk of tar sits between you and the core of black currant, hoisin sauce and roasted Black Mission fig fruit flavors, while the back end is a road-paving... Got patience? You'll need it to wait this brute out fully. A chunk of tar sits between you and the core of black currant, hoisin sauce and roasted Black Mission fig fruit flavors, while the back end is a road-paving machine laying down a smoldering tarry track of tobacco and freshly ground coffee. And there's an iron note too, as if this needed it. One of the most backward wines of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2040. – JM
IWC95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good deep, bright ruby-red. Extravagantly rich aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, bitter chocolate and coconutty oak. Like liquid silk in the mouth, but with outstanding verve to the huge, palate-saturating flavors of... Good deep, bright ruby-red. Extravagantly rich aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, bitter chocolate and coconutty oak. Like liquid silk in the mouth, but with outstanding verve to the huge, palate-saturating flavors of blueberry, violet, espresso and minerals. This is almost too much of a good thing today in a Napa cult wine way, but the wine's molten, slowly building tannins and outstanding finishing power promise a long and glorious evolution in bottle.
NMWJ94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
The Angelus 2010 has a very ripe quite opulent dense bouquet with dark cherries cassis dark plum/Hoi Sin with good definition and a lot of ambition. The palate is full-bodied with very thick bold tannins lending enormous... The Angelus 2010 has a very ripe quite opulent dense bouquet with dark cherries cassis dark plum/Hoi Sin with good definition and a lot of ambition. The palate is full-bodied with very thick bold tannins lending enormous structure to this Angelus. Layers of ripe blackberry dark cherries and boysenberry with well integrated new oak. As usual very modern in style but very dry and tannic on the finish at the moment. Drink 2016-
CH
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
55% merlot 45% cabernet franc. 38 year old vines planted in clay and limestone soils for the upper part; clay sand and limestone for the foothill portion. Yields of 32 hls/ha. Harvested between Sept. 26th and Oct. 21st... 55% merlot 45% cabernet franc. 38 year old vines planted in clay and limestone soils for the upper part; clay sand and limestone for the foothill portion. Yields of 32 hls/ha. Harvested between Sept. 26th and Oct. 21st. 100% new oak. This Angelus is looking like one of the top releases in the Right Bank. The aromas are balanced and with a sense of restraint yet also complex and quite integrated. Starting slowly the flavors build up to create an array of dark fruits sweet earth and oak notes that are woven together in a seamlessly textured palate. Just simply delicious right now while avoiding overripeness. Clearly able to age 25 years. 8500 cases produced. De Bouard consults. 98