2010 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 99
  • WA 99
  • JL 98
  • WS 97
  • IWC 95
  • NM 94

Reviews for 2010 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

JS 99
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.
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
WS 97
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
IWC 95
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.
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-