Ch Angélus 2022
1e Grand Cru Classé
€ 496.10/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – 96-98/100
This estate’s shift in the direction of gentler extraction and more reductive, less overtly oaky élevage continues, and this extreme vintage only underlines that. Fermented at cool temperatures (20 to 23 degrees Celsius), and with an increasing proportion of the wine’s Cabernet Franc component matured in large wooden foudres, the 2022 Angélus wafts from the glass with deep aromas of dark berries and cherries mingled with hints of iris, licorice and pencil lead. Full-bodied, deep and seamless, with a layered core of cool, vibrant fruit, powdery tannins and a long, saline finish, it’s a brilliant young wine in the making. The 2022 is a blend of 53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
Vinous – Antonio Galloni -93-95/100
The 2022 Angélus is racy and super-expressive right out of the gate. These
days a more restrained style has become the norm at Angélus, and yet
there is plenty of mid-palate pliancy and overall richness. As good as this
is, the most impressive 2022s I tasted at Angélus were straight out of
barrel, which makes me think the Grand Vin could perhaps be at another
level with a bit more selection. Even so, the 2022 is quite alluring.