Chateau Angelus, Premier Grand Cru Classe (A) 2010

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Chateau Angelus, Premier Grand Cru Classe (A) 2010

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Sku: BDSE010301751

1 in stock

Country: France
Region: Saint-Emilion
Wine Style: Red - Full & Bold
Grape Varietal: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc

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Description/ Tasting Notes

Deep garnet coloured with an atomic bomb of powerful fruit scents of boysenberries, stewed plums, blackcurrant cordial and black raspberries followed by nuances of tar, star anise, mocha and unsmoked cigars. Big, rich, full-bodied palate is built like a brick house, super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness supporting the taut, muscular black fruits, finishing very long and savory. 

Winery Info/ Brand

The vineyard of Château Angélus is situated in a natural amphitheatre overlooked by the three Saint-Emilion churches. In the middle of this special site, the sounds were amplified and the angelus bells could be heard ringing in the morning, at midday and in the evening. They cadenced the working day in the vineyards and villages, calling the men and women to stop their labours for a few minutes and pray. The great French impressionist painter, Jean-François Millet immortalised this moment of prayer in his magnificent work “The Angelus”, which is now on show in Paris’ Musée d’Orsay.

Region Info/ Origin

Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).

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