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2009 Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion (in magnum) (Pre-Arrival)
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About Chateau Angelus

From the vineyards at Chateau Angelus, one can hear the smiling, Angelus bells of three surrounding churches, and since 1985, it certainly seems like someone, or something, has been smiling down on this magnificent terroir.

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2009 Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion (in magnum) (Pre-Arrival)

Producer: Chateau Angelus
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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95 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012

Deep, saturated ruby to the rim.  Superripe, high-toned aromas of kirsch and dark chocolate.  Large-scaled, ripe and chocolatey, conveying a distinctly exotic character and an impression of power.  Finishes with huge but ripe tannins and a lingering note of mocha.  For the first 24 hours in the bottle the vintage dominated the wine's cabernet franc character, but eventually blackberry, violet and licorice elements emerged.  Built for a long life in bottle.

96 Points | Wine Spectator
99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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