Angelus 1996 sdl

91-95 rating
91-95 review

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Specification

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub Region

2621

Bottling

Estate Bottled

Type of Wine

Red wine

Year

1996

Bottle size

0.75 L

Packaging

Giftbox

Rating Scale

91-95

Rating

91

Reviewer

Robert Parker

Label

sdl

Capsule

good condition

Level

bn

Professional Review

Round, balanced and plummy without the structure and depth I expected to find in a 1996 Angelus – the wine is ready to enjoy now and quite a nice drink, but it lacks the depth and complexity one would expect from a top property like Angelus.

A massive, powerful Angelus, this wine exhibits a saturated black/ruby/purple color as well as an impressively-endowed nose of dried herbs, roasted meats, new saddle leather, plum liqueur, and cassis. In the mouth, olive notes make an impression. This sweet, full-bodied, exceptionally concentrated wine is atypically backward and ferociously tannic. It was revealing more sweetness and forwardness immediately prior to bottling, but I would now recommend 7-8 years of cellaring. Anticipated Maturity: 2007-2025.