2015 Carillon de Angélus, St Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
This is a stylish wine, now made from its own dedicated vines. It has firm tannins that are generous, supported by opulent fruit structure. The line of acidity that gives the wine its poise goes right through to the end. (RV)
A racy second wine with blackberry, blueberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. 50% merlot, 40% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Le Carillon d'Angelus is a blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a perfumed, marine-tinged bouquet, the lifted cassis fruit tinged with seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannin, very well-judged acidity and very harmonious. It is not a Carillon of enormous depth and therefore, it will drink 2-3 years after bottling, but it does have class and would probably show up many other Saint Emilion grand crus. (NM)
The 2015 Le Carillon d'Angélus is endowed with tremendous fruit intensity and power, especially for a second wine. A generous dose of Cabernet Franc adds aromatic lift throughout, but the Carillon remains voluptuous, intense and ready to provide plenty of near-term pleasure. The blend is 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)