A delicious and plush wine. It is rich and layered in complexity, yet has incredible balance and an epic length. A star!
World renowned critic Robert parker best describes the 2016 Angélus as a wine that 'erupts from the glass with powerful notes of blackberry pie, ripe black cherries and juicy black plums with an undercurrent of star anise, rose petals, chocolate mint, pencil shavings and woodsmoke plus a waft of allspice. The palate is pure decadence. This wine is by no means heavy—it positively glimmers with freshness and vivacity, lending an ethereal nature to all that richness and power'
The 100% new oak is very well-integrated and considered a brilliant success. The blend is 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and with the lowest pH for many years at 3.7 (the 2009 was 3.9), mainly because the wide temperature differences between day and night slowed down the maturing process and kept freshness.
Suggested drinking window 2025 - 2050 (we understand if you can't wait, so we suggest decanting for a minimum of 1.5 hours before enjoying this beauty)
Food Pairing: Pork and duck should work beautifully, but due to the plush nature of the wine, it can also be enjoyed with richer dishes such as Filet, lamb and stews.