2013 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • WA 93
  • JS 92
  • AG 92
  • NM 92

Reviews for 2013 Angelus Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
Structured and dense, this wine revels in its tension and tight texture. While there are plenty of black fruits, the dry core of tannins and the rich, perfumed character show this wine’s best quality. It is well... Structured and dense, this wine revels in its tension and tight texture. While there are plenty of black fruits, the dry core of tannins and the rich, perfumed character show this wine’s best quality. It is well balanced and ripe while guarding all the freshness of the vintage. Drink from 2022. — R.V.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
(RP90-93 points) On the other hand, the opaque purple-colored 2013 Angelus, a brilliant blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc harvested between September 9 and October 3 (only 60% of the production was utilized)... (RP90-93 points) On the other hand, the opaque purple-colored 2013 Angelus, a brilliant blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc harvested between September 9 and October 3 (only 60% of the production was utilized), possesses good acidity as well as pure blueberry, mulberry and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, Christmas fruitcake, underbrush and forest floor. With medium body and more texture than is found in most 2013s, it should drink well for 8-10 years. This vineyard is meticulously manicured and the wine is brilliantly made by Hubert de Bouard. - Robert Parker
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2016
A beautiful red with blueberry, currants and flowers. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and delicious combination of fruit and citrus. Savory and fine. Better in 2018
AG 92
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2014
(AG90-92 points) The 2013 Angélus is striking in its beauty. Freshly cut flowers, dark red berries, mint and sweet spices grace the palate in an absolutely exquisite wine built on pure grace. The 2013 is polished... (AG90-92 points) The 2013 Angélus is striking in its beauty. Freshly cut flowers, dark red berries, mint and sweet spices grace the palate in an absolutely exquisite wine built on pure grace. The 2013 is polished, sophisticated and classy to the core. This is a fabulous showing.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2014
(NM90-92 points) The Grand Vin, which this year contains only the old vine Cabernet Franc (representing 38% of the blend) has a conservative bouquet, without the thrills and spills of the 2009 or 2010 and it seems rather... (NM90-92 points) The Grand Vin, which this year contains only the old vine Cabernet Franc (representing 38% of the blend) has a conservative bouquet, without the thrills and spills of the 2009 or 2010 and it seems rather straight-laced and linear. That is not necessarily a bad thing: this is nicely focused and controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with fine acidity, impressive tension and focus with a pleasing sense harmony towards the finish. Whilst it is not a flamboyant Angelus, this is a classy Saint Emilion for drinking over the next decade.