2008 Angélus, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

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94 points Wine Enthusiat: "A complete wine, from the black currant fruits through the balanced tannins to the acidity. It is sturdy, complex, a wine that is already singing and will age well." (04/11) 93 points Robert Parker: ". A stunning success, this 7,000-case blend of 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc reveals a beautiful nose of black currants, black cherries, loamy soil and forest flora. Full-bodied, this deep, chewy, savory, broadly-flavored 2008 possesses sweet tannin, decent acidity and a long finish. Its 14% alcohol content is nearly as high as the 2009's and 2010's 14.5%. Already accessible, it should continue to age effortlessly for 20-25 years." (05/11) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A ripe, flashy style, with alluring espresso and cocoa aromas giving way to layers of plum sauce, fig and prune. Dark and fleshy through the creamy-textured finish, with a flash of minerality checking in." Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/9/2011  | Send Email
The wines of St-Emilion were a standout for me at this year’s tasting. Roughly comprised of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the nose showed oak spice and deep dark fruit aromas. The palate showed dark fruit, spice and chocolate, with a long finish drenched in dark fruit and spice. The rich mouthfeel had a balanced structure, with sweet, polished tannins and good acidity. This was one of my personal favorites.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/25/2009  | Send Email
2008 Vintage Report: **+ 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc. Big, expansive nose with black fruit flavors. Very structured wine with tons of sweetness and spice. Another winner here. (06/09)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion