2011 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 94
  • NM 92
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2011 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
This is a racy, elegant Angélus with super-silky, caressing tannins and a fabulous depth of fruit, including blackberries, chocolate and light espresso. Such length and beauty. It needs at least four of five years of... This is a racy, elegant Angélus with super-silky, caressing tannins and a fabulous depth of fruit, including blackberries, chocolate and light espresso. Such length and beauty. It needs at least four of five years of bottle age. Try in 2019.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
(WE92-94 points) Very dry firm and hard this is heavily dominated by new wood. It's only the underlying weight that suggests the black fruit potential. -R.V.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 2011 Angelus is another winner from Hubert de Bouard. Supple and sexy with lots of blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with licorice, barbecue smoke and camphor, this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured... The 2011 Angelus is another winner from Hubert de Bouard. Supple and sexy with lots of blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with licorice, barbecue smoke and camphor, this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, sexy effort offers delicious drinking now, and promises to become even better over the next decade. It should keep for 15 or more years. - Robert Parker
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM90-92 points) The 2011 is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. There is a lot of maceration evident on the dense broody bouquet with scents of blackberry and mulberry. It is missing the sheer exuberance of the... (NM90-92 points) The 2011 is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. There is a lot of maceration evident on the dense broody bouquet with scents of blackberry and mulberry. It is missing the sheer exuberance of the previous two vintages and comes across as a little sullen by comparison. The palate is smooth and harmonious on the entry with tightly knit tannins and well-integrated oak. There is admirable focus here and the finish is strong almost sinewy. The persistency is impressive although it will hopefully develop more finesse by the time of bottling. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Tasted April 2012.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
The dark plum, raspberry and red currant fruit has a very sleek feel, lending a forward profile to the wine. Shows well-coiled grip underneath, with dark tobacco and briar hints echoing through the finish and emerging... The dark plum, raspberry and red currant fruit has a very sleek feel, lending a forward profile to the wine. Shows well-coiled grip underneath, with dark tobacco and briar hints echoing through the finish and emerging more with aeration. Should expand with cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2028.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2014
Bright ruby-purple color. Sweet oak-spiced aromas of dark berries, mocha and cola, with a floral note gaining strength with air. Supple and expansive on entry, then rising tannins give the mid-palate a serious brooding... Bright ruby-purple color. Sweet oak-spiced aromas of dark berries, mocha and cola, with a floral note gaining strength with air. Supple and expansive on entry, then rising tannins give the mid-palate a serious brooding quality, but there's plenty of intense cassis and red cherry flavor to support the tannins. Closes flinty and long, with a persistent chocolate quality. I really like the way this powerful wine remains graceful and refined; I hope Hubert de Bouard tries scaling back on the extraction a little, because when he does wines like this one, they are real beauts. A very good showing for 2011.