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1995 ANGELUS

St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé

Reference: 7255
Year: 1995
Volume: 0.750l
Bottling: Mc
Level: Neck
Label: GL
Packing: Owc 12
Color: Red
Parker Rating: 92+ Parker Points
€ 280.00
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€ 338.80
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Parker Rating: 92+ Parker Points, by on 08/2015

This is typical 1995 in that it’s young, tannic, masculine and still vigorous and foreboding. This vintage at age 20 seems reluctant to evolve in the most graceful manner possible, but it is still easily holding on to life and still has a fair amount of tannin left to resolve. The wine is concentrated, but will the tannin ever soften to the point where it is well-integrated? This can be drunk now, as the aromatics are enticing and complex. Although, be aware of the tannin clout the wine still possesses. Drink 2017-2030.

The Boüard family, the proprietors of Château Angelus, date from 1544 in St.-Emilion. Located on lower hillsides, with a southerly exposure, their 67-acre vineyard, composed of sandstone, limestone and clay, is planted with 47% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Hubert de Boüard, who single-handedly elevated the quality from one of mediocrity (vintages such as 1978, 1982, 1983, and 1985 were disappointing), hit pay dirt with his efforts starting in 1988. Since then, there has been a remarkable succession of great wines. Radical viticulture such as crop-thinning, shoot-positioning and the immensely labor-intensive manual destemming are employed. Both a second and third wine are made, as the selection process for Angelus is severe. All of this resulted in the 2012 Angelus being upgraded, along with Pavie, to Premier Grand Cru Classé A, joining Cheval Blanc and Ausone as one of only four estates in St.-Emilion to receive this accolade. Aging takes place in 100% new oak for 18-24 months, after which the wine is bottled with neither fining nor filtration.

(© Robert M. Parker, Jr., eRobertParker.com)


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Robert M. Parker Jr. is a leading U.S. wine critic with an international influence. His wine ratings on a 100-point scale: Parker Points ©.

  • 96-100An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume
  • 90-95An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
  • 80-89A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
  • 70-79An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
  • 60-69A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
  • 50-59A wine deemed to be unacceptable.

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  • OcOriginal Case
  • OwcOriginal Wooden Case

The number after Oc or OWC refers to the number of bottles.