1995 Angélus, St-Emilion
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. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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. (RP)
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.