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2011 Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion (in magnum)
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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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2011 Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion (in magnum)

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

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , June 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 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.

94 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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