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2010 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • CH98
  • JS98
  • JL98
  • WS97
  • WA96
  • ST95

Reviews

CH98
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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.
JS98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
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.
JL98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
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, January 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
WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
2010: A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare the 2010 may not hit the peaks of the extraordinary 2009 or 2005 but it is another fabulous wine from proprietor Hubert de Bouard... 2010: A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare the 2010 may not hit the peaks of the extraordinary 2009 or 2005 but it is another fabulous wine from proprietor Hubert de Bouard. It boasts an inky/blue/purple color along with abundant aromas of acacia flowers blueberry liqueur black raspberries licorice and subtle toasty oak in the background. A notion of graphite emerges as the wine sits in the glass which tends to be a characteristic of Angelus. Long rich dense and full-bodied with high but well-integrated tannins it will rival the 1989 and 1990 as well as the 2009 and 2005 as one of the finest wines made at this estate. At present the 2009 has a slight edge because of its more sumptuous texture. Nevertheless the 2010 is a great wine with a future of at least 30 years!
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 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.

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