Red

2009 Château Angélus

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 98 points

    September 20, 2019 - The perfume delivers with ease its complex array of coffee bean, licorice, dark cocoa, plums, cherry and truffle. On the palate, the wine is full, rich, dense and intense, with a silky, cashmere texture and layers of fruit. This is developing quite well and it could pop another point if it continues on its upward trajectory.

  • Yourcenar Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 27, 2019 - definitely still a very young wine and should better be kept for quite a few years in the cellar. This being said, for its young age, this wine is clearly hugely promising, strong, rich, long tasting in mouth, with tastes of pepper, leather and tobacco, tannins still present but already beautifully harmonised. Clearly a promising star. But is it a surprise for a wine like the Angelus and a year like 2009 ?

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • sirpat007 wrote: 94 points

    June 23, 2019 - 2009 Bordeaux 10 years in the bottle 2-day horizontal; 6/23/2019-6/24/2019 (Fribourg): Part of a grand Bordeaux 2009 tasting spanning 2 days that revealed 1) a right bank struggling with overripe fruit and overwhelming tannins, 2) wide spreak between top performers and laggards, 3) left bank, and especially Margaux, outshone the right bank cousins, 4) Top wines: Palmer, Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Vieux Chateau Certan.

    Tasting note:
    Ripe red fruit, a bit of leather, floral notes. Heavy and full bodied and a too dry palate. But otherwise likely to evolve into a beauty over time.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Cailles wrote: 93 points

    June 23, 2019 - Bordeaux 2009 - Comprehensive Horizontal; 6/23/2019-6/24/2019: 2009 Bordeaux after 10 years. 48 red wines. The left bank (average rating 94.2) clearly trumps the right bank (92.6): Elegance, purity and freshness vs over-extraction, ripeness and oxidation. But there are some winners on the right bank (Cheval, Petrus, Hosanna for now, Lafleur, Trotanoy medium-term) but the highest scores were given to left bank wines (Margaux #1 overall, Palmer, Mouton, for now, Latour, St. Juliens medium-term). I guess purists will not like the loads of oak-derived aromas which in some wines are great but can make the wines a bit slutty (Cheval, Margaux, quite a lot of right banks). But there are plenty of more classically shaped wines too. Given the pedigree and elegance of 2005 and 2010 and the potential of 2016 and looking at the elevated prices of the 2009s, it seems not to be the vintage to heavily chase (or just very selectively). All wines tasted blind and without decanting.

    TN: Had not an easy stand in flight with Cheval Blanc which was so much more expressive. Fairly muted at first and just slowly opening up with some swirling. The complexity is on an elevated level with relatively well-delineated aromas of red berries, smoke, coffee, cacao and limestone as the main pillars. Very fine and well-integrated tannins, good fresheness, good length, just some very small signs of alcohol. I guess if this get the proper decant (8+ hours is advised) it can shine more today. Certainly one of the right banks, that will have a longer life. The score definitely has some upside.

    Average blind score 4 tasters: 95.0
    Rank: 15th out of 48 wines
    (shared rank with Clos L'Eglise, Pape Clement)

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • foyfrcs Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 2, 2019 - Excellent. Full, rich, a little closed even after 3 hours decanting. Young and will improve as it matures further.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
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  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2012 (link) 19 points

    (Château Angélus (St Emilion)) A really open and slightly exotic nose here, the fruit showing plum, damson and black cherry character alongside a sense of warm, open richness in keeping with the vintage. Other aromas are more redolent of spices, but these aspects are more oak-derived. Very evocative and softly defined, aromatically at least. The palate is like cream, soft, enveloping, textured, gentle and it seems restrained. But this is the paradox of 2009, because underneath this soft and velvety texture there is tannin and acidity in appropriate amounts. This is convincing, the structure very well hidden, the dark-skinned fruit very correct, and there is acidity here as well, albeit well hidden at present. The finish is long, tannic and grippy. Really super wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 3277035162059, 3432780010806, 3563680149492

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  • Pending Delivery 362 (9%)
  • In Cellars 3,226 (78%)
  • Consumed 563 (14%)

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