2015 Carillon de Angélus, St Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1263312 92 points James Suckling

 Brambly and spicy mixed berry fruits as well as vanillin and lighter chocolate aromas lead into a palate with soft, supple fleshy appeal and an impressively fresh finish. Try from 2020.  (2/2018)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 This wine comes from part of the Angélus estate that is not classified, as well as wines that are not considered right for Château Angélus. The result is an accessible, ripe wine packed with red fruits, soft tannins and attractive, juicy acidity. (RV)  (4/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Composed of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Le Carillon d'Angelus sports a medium to deep garnet-purple color and a very spicy nose of cloves, cinnamon and fenugreek over core of warm red fruits and freshly crushed blackberries plus wafts of rose hips and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied, very fresh and delicate in the mouth, it offers soft tannins with a savory, slightly chewy finish. (LPB)  (2/2018)

Vinous

 The 2015 Le Carillon d'Angélus is a very pretty wine with plenty of savory and floral overtones from the Cabernets that are especially prominent in the blend. Dried cherry, tobacco, mint and crushed flowers give the wine its lifted, distinctively midweight personality. The Carillon is best described as a second wine from Angélus rather than the second wine of Angélus, as it really has little in common stylistically with the Grand Vin. Drink it over the next few years. (AG)  (2/2018)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion