2010, Angelus

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 94 - 96+

Drinking Dates: 2013-2043

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 02-May-2011

The 2014 Angelus has developed with some panache during its barrel maturation and now in bottle, it conveys attractive blackberry, briary and vanilla pod aromas, the oak neatly integrated. It is not the most powerful bouquet that Hubert de Boüard de Laforest has ever overseen, though it offers precision and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, quite compact and linear in the mouth with a subtle oyster-shell note that tinctures the black fruit towards the persistent finish. It is no showstopper, yet there is craftsmanship and terroir-expression here and it should drink well for two decades.