Red

2006 Château Angélus

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • Christian Rognes Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 12, 2020 - Still young. Good fruit, tannins still hard. Drinks nicely now and next 10-15 yrs..

  • Mathijs81 Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 28, 2020 - Drank with a friend ...

    + Preparation : none, just pop and pour and enjoyed over period of about 2 Hrs
    + Colour : inky dark, deep, almost no signs of age to be found
    + Nose : heavenly, one could almost hear the church bells chiming. Very refined woody ( cedar, licorice ).
    Very herbal, dark, intense, cherries, cherry liquor, dark chocolate
    + Taste : nice and clean, again very intense, dark fruits, complex, a tad bitterness though ( unripe ? )
    + Finish : this lasted so long, almost impossible to count, again very intense, hits the spot

    A great label, challenging vintage I read here, but still very well made. Ready to drink now or to be enjoyed the next coming 10 years.

    Mathijs

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  • Vinum Deorum wrote: 95 points

    December 16, 2019 - A master-class of Chateau Angélus conducted by Stéphanie de Boüard (owner and managing director) and Serge Dubs (1989 Best Sommelier of the World) organized by Terre de Vins magazine in La Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux. 4 vintages in "6" tasted: 2016, 2006, 1996, 1986

    This has very well evolved since I last tasted it 3 years ago (gave it 92 points, somewhat disappointing given the estate pedigree). Although still very young, it is no longer monolithic and austere. Has started blossoming, yet it is far from its peak.

    Very dense and rich, almost creamy in a certain extent. Oak hints on the nose, but very well integrated on the palate. This is a big wine, with some velvety tanins and a very strong structure. Aromas of sandalwood, blackberries, graphite, a bit of spicyness, wrapped up with a relatively high acidity that makes me think this should age well, and brings some enjoyable freshness on a long finish. The cab franc doesn't show as much as it does with the 2016.

  • ARiverofPisoni wrote: 93 points

    November 23, 2019 - Needs 2 hrs in a decanter... or wait a few more years

  • Winemaker51 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 24, 2019 - Decanted for 1 hour. First whiff is a lot of oak and riper, blackberryish fruit. It’s downright “California Style” and would guess it as an aged Napa or Sonoma Cabernet. As it unfolded; I got more tobacco leaf and slight herbaceous notes (undoubtedly from the Cabernet Franc portion). The flavor was medium bodied to rich. Yet; the flavors were generally more “red fruited” than what the aromas belies. The 2006 tannins are there; but worked well with our steaks. Overall; I would drink this wine now. It’s not a panic; but concerned about the ripeness and the fruit dropping off.

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    2006: Ten Years On, 6/12/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    1/27/2016 (link)

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    10/25/2011 (link)

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  • March 2011, Issue #31 (link)

    (Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé (B)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • December 2010, Issue #30 (link)

    (Château Angélus 1er Grand Cru Classé (B) 16.5/) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/30/2010 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The 2006 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Pretty High Quality Year

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/20/2008 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Right Bank and More, 2/14/2008

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/26/2007 (link)

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    8/7/2007 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Angélus (St Emilion)) A rich and glossy hue, but very dark. Intense and spicy on the nose, which is full of dark roasted fruits, coffee grounds, and is still showing a lot of warm and very toasty oak. This gives it all sorts of toffee-like characteristics at present. But there is good fruit quality here too. An elegantly styled palate, still showing rather a robust oak-bound tannic grip very soon after the start but with a polished, silky layer of fruit coming in thereafter. Complex, grippy, svelte and stylish. Long and substantial too. A very good wine, much stronger than my impression

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007 (link) (15-16?) points

    (Chateau Angélus St Emilion) M 65%, CF 35%. A evocative, pure fruit nose, with some sweet oak already. Very indistinct on the palate, flabby, unfocused. No vigour or poise, and we should expect both. Soft, although there are some grippy tannins beneath it all, but it is a little deficient in acidity, freshness and a general presence on the palate. It is decent wine, but we have come to expect more from Angélus in recent years.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Angélus
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 087000353008, 3277035162059

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 100 (4%)
  • In Cellars 2,092 (80%)
  • Consumed 424 (16%)

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Coq au Vin, Hamburgers., Lamb, Okse, Steaks, Vilt

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