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2012 Château Angélus Château Angélus, St. Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France

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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
Producer Château Angélus
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 13.5%
Format 1x600cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Notes Commemorative bottle, imprinted in embossed 21 carat gold, celebrating the promotion of Château Angélus to its new status of Premier Grand Cru Classé A
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Condition Case securely sealed with château bands
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

94 Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate (February 2017)

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2012 Angelus has a forward and generous bouquet of mulberry, boysenberry, orange rind and slithers of tangerine. It is undoubtedly detailed and energetic, a subtle marine scent surfacing with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded and supple tannin, slightly honeyed in texture yet with a keen line of acidity running through it. Impressive body and mass, yet primal, surly and broody. Perhaps only now is it starting to flex its muscles. This is a well crafted and opulent Saint Emilion with a long future ahead and it may warrant a higher score in the future. Those who cellar this for over a decade will see this in full flight. Tasted December 2016.

93 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (January 2016)

The 2012 Angélus is an attractive wine, although it is lacking in the weight, tannin and overall intensity that are such signatures here. As such, the 2012 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Hints of dark red cherry, plum, spices, new leather and menthol are layered in the delicate finish. The 2012 is 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc.

Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2018 1x300cl OWC 1 case £1,350.00 In Bond View
2018 1x600cl OWC 1 case £2,700.00 In Bond View
2010 1x300cl OWC 1 case £2,400.00 In Bond View
2009 1x300cl OWC 1 case £2,000.00 In Bond View