2010 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 99
  • JL 98
  • JS 98
  • WS 97
  • NM 94

Reviews for 2010 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2015
99+ This is another magnificent wine. How much fun will it be to have the 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010 in future tastings to see which vintage comes out on top? They are all candidates that will flirt with perfection... 99+ This is another magnificent wine. How much fun will it be to have the 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010 in future tastings to see which vintage comes out on top? They are all candidates that will flirt with perfection, depending on the state of their evolution. The 2010 has a similar color to the 2009, but is perhaps even more opaque, which seems almost impossible. Subtle barbecue smoke, graphite, blackberry liqueur, licorice and chocolate jump from the glass, and the wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of sweet, velvety, full-bodied, concentrated black fruits, nice definition from the tannins and decent acidity. The wine has a majestic, multilayered finish that goes on for a minute. This magnificent wine is still frightfully young and still somewhat unformed, but every bit as prodigious as its older sibling, the 2009. This will probably end up evolving on a slightly slower evolutionary track. However, it has 50 years of longevity in it. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JL 98
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
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Wild aromas of blackberries dark chocolate and hints of toasted nuts. Very intense. Full bodied with super integrated tannins and a fabulous finish. Goes on for minutes. This takes off on the palate. Really impressive.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This is really fine with gorgeous mouthfeel to the notes of blueberry plum and black cherry preserves. Shows alluring black tea and incense hints in the background with ample iron-tinged grip on the finish. This has... This is really fine with gorgeous mouthfeel to the notes of blueberry plum and black cherry preserves. Shows alluring black tea and incense hints in the background with ample iron-tinged grip on the finish. This has density and elegance. Impressive.-JM
NM 94
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-
JJB 98
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.