Consistent with prev notes - Deep garnet with plum, leather and floral nose. Concentrated in mouth yielding plum, bit of tar chocolate, leather and menthol. Acidity level still ample making this still fresh, ripe for drinking and shall keep given the concentration here. Lovely and seductive.
Bordeaux in Bern (Bern, Switzerland): I was worried about this one when I opened it, as there was a little bit of wine across the top of a fairly stained cork. Maybe there was a touch of oxidation as well, but I might have imagined it. This wine went from strength to strength, roasted and powerful, faintly smoky with a bit of melted roofing tar. This is an exceptionally ripe and sumptuous example of Angélus.
Earthy aromas. Smooth and powerful at same time... Very sweet/soft tannins with Black currants lead to a strong mid palate attack, ending in a rather long, intense finish. Mature now, but can last another 2-4 years.
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(L’Angelus) The 1989 L’Angelus was deeper, nuttier and thicker than the first two wines, possessing aromas of peanut and black cherry. Its flavors were much blacker as well, invoking feelings of tar, asphalt, chocolate and black fruits. It tasted like it was on steroids compared to the first two wines. It was big, beefy and long, but not really my style, especially after the first two classics (92).
(Château Angélus) Mystery wine, eventually revealed as 1989 Angelus – medium red violet color; tart cherry and cassis nose with a touch of cedar; tasty, tart plush red fruit, black fruit, plum palate, with iron, mineral, good structure; medium finish (I properly guessed it as ’89 Angelus, based on the hint that it was a St. Emilion; otherwise, I might have been speculating about which older Left Bank Bordeaux it was)