2001 Chateau Angelus (OWC)
750 ML France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
These bottle are in the original wooden case.
|Wine Advocate #153
|Robert M. Parker, Jr.||93||Drink: 2007 - 2017|
A brilliant performance by Hubert de Bouard, the 2001 Angelus (6,250 cases) is a more restrained and delineated version of the 2000. It has shed much of its tannin, and seems far more evolved and open-knit than I thought prior to bottling. Its deep purple color is followed by a rich nose of creosote, charcoal, blackberries, plums, cassis, and espresso roast. Elegant, medium-bodied, and rich, with a measured ripeness and moderate structure in the pure, nicely proportioned finish, it is less massive than either the 2000 or 2003, yet is also beautifully put together. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.