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2012 Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion
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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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2012 Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion

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

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91-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2013

(55% merlot and 45% cabernet franc):  Deep, glass-staining purple-ruby.  Knockout nose is redolent of fresh cassis, plum, minerals and sweet, spicy oak.  Dense and suave, with very precise flavors of plum, blackberry, blueberry and minerals.  Finishes very long, with repeating notes of blueberry and violets and chocolatey oak.  The use of oak here isn't shy, but at least the wood is well integrated.  One of the better wines of the vintage.  Readers probably know that Angelus was finally elevated to Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe "A" status, a testament to the work and dedication of owner Hubert de Bouard de Laforest.

94-96 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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