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1982 Château Angélus

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1982 Château Angélus

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

A weak period for this estate. Medium-garnet in color, with a ruby center. Pretty floral, berry and dried cherry aromas. Medium-bodied, with tobacco and fruit flavors, medium tannins and a slightly short finish.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now.

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L'Angelus and its quality-oriented proprietor, Hubert de Bouard de la Forest, did not begin to turn things around until the mid-eighties. Good wines in 1985 and 1986 were followed by brilliant efforts in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, and 1994. L'Angelus can now be counted on to produce one of the top four or five wines of the St.-Emilion appellation. That being said, readers should remember that in 1982 there was no selection process and a completely different wine-making style and philosophy were in place. The 1982, soft and ripe after bottling, has deteriorated quickly. It reveals considerable amber, orange, and rust colors, is diffuse and flabby, and while it still exhibits some sweet, jammy fruit, the wine exhibits an old, mushroomy, earthy note. It is clearly in decline and should be drunk immediately . Tasted 5 times after bottling with consistent tasting notes.

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Château Angélus, until 1990 known as Château L'Angélus, or simply L'Angélus, is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion, since 2012 ranked Premier grand cru classé (A) in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux wine region, in the commune of Saint-Émilion in the department Gironde. The château also produces a second wine named Carillon d’Angélus. The estate has been owned by the Boüard de Laforest family since the Domaine de Mazaret was bequeathed to Comte Maurice de Boüard de Laforest in 1909, and expanded by the acquisition of Clos de L'Angélus in 1926 and a plot from Château Beau-Séjour Bécot in 1969. The name refers to the three Angelus bells audible from the vineyards, coming from the chapel at Mazerat, the church in Saint-Martin de Mazeret and Saint-Émilion. Hubert de Boüard de Laforest joined the family business at Angélus in 1976 having concluded studies under Émile Peynaud at the Faculté d'Oenologie in Bordeaux. Along with several modernising changes, the practice of maturing in new oak was begun in 1980. The estate has been classified as a Premier grand cru cru classé (A) since 2012, was previously a Premier grand cru cru classé (B) since 1996, and was before that classified as Grand cru classé. But according to research of journalist Isabelle Saporta, Hubert de Boüard is judge and jury in the preparation of the classification. Angélus is currently managed by Hubert de Boüard, with the consultancy of the oenologist Michel Rolland. The estate consists of 23.4 hectares with a grape variety of 51% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The annual production averages 10,000 cases of the Grand vin and 1,000 cases of the second wine.