2001 Angélus, St-Emilion

SKU #1008273 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A brilliant performance by Hubert de Bouard, the 2001 Angelus is a more restrained and deliniated version of the 2000...Its deep purple color is followed by a rich nose of creosote, charcoal, blackberries, plums, cassis and espresso roast. Elegant, medium bodied and rich, with a measured ripeness and moderate structure in the pure, nicely proportioned finish...beautifully put together. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.  (6/ 2004)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Intense aromas of earth, spice and new wood with fruit. Full-bodied and chewy with plenty of fruit and vanilla. Rich and exciting. Long finish. Angélus is a consistent winner and did well here.  (3/ 2004)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Ruby-red. Very ripe, sweet aromas of redcurrant, roasted plum, truffle, smoke and game, lifted by a floral nuance. Lush, sweet and fat, with a seamless texture and lovely balance. Flavors of blackberry, raspberry, tobacco and chocolate. Finishes with rather suave, building tannins and excellent length.  (5/ 2004)

Jancis Robinson

 A bit edgy and already quite evolved. Tastes initially like thick, sweet ink and then is lifted by some freshness on the finish. Not overdone. 17.5/20 points. Drink to 2023.  (3/ 2012)

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Saint Emilion