1995 Angélus, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A superb effort in this vintage, Angelus's opaque purple-colored 1995 is a massive, powerful, rich offering with plenty of ripe, sweet tannin. The wine's aromatics include scents of Provencal olives, jammy black cherries, blackberries, truffles, and toast. A very full-bodied wine, it is layered, thick, and pure. This is the most concentrated of the 1995 St.-Emilion premier grand crus. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. (RP)
Crushed berry and dark chocolate. Slightly reserved in the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of layered, velvety tannins. Big, yet refined and beautiful. Long and caressing. Give this time. (Web-2007)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright dark ruby. Sweet, superripe aromas of raspberry, plum, black cherry, tobacco, toffee and game. Like liquid velvet in the mouth: sweet, voluptuous, seamless. Palate-staining flavors of black cherry, chocolate and smoky oak. Finishes with chewy, toothfurring tannins and great persistence.
Rich, intense herbal cassis with liquorice, mint and creaminess - velvet texture. 10 years+.
Very deep, still purplish. Very dark and alcoholic. Quite ripe and then brought to heel – still lots of structure although you could already enjoy this almost chewable wine. Slightly dry finish but lots of pleasure.