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|1 x 0.75L||BI Reserves DP||£250.00||6 btls|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
This 7,500-case blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc is one of the strongest wines of the vintage. A deep blue/purple hue is accompanied by classic aromas of smoky blueberries and blackberries as well as incense and floral notes in the background. A beautiful texture, opulence, flamboyance, and purity characterize this stunningly deep, full-bodied effort, another great success from proprietor Hubert de Bouard. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.
95 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #171, June 2007)
One of the top wines of the vintage, the 2004 Angelus (a 7,500-case blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc with a natural alcohol of 13.5%) is a classic, tannic, structured wine exhibiting a saturated dense purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of blackberries and blueberries intermixed with mocha, licorice, and new oak characteristics. Aged eight months sur-lies, this should be an extremely long-lived vintage for this cuvee. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.
92-94+ points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #165, June 2006)
Bordeaux Index's 2004 tasting. The Château Angelus 2004 has a "correct" foursquare but well-defined bouquet with lively blackberry, cedar and tobacco scents that suggest a healthy percentage of Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins. It feels conservative and masculine although it retains admirable freshness and composure towards the succulent vanilla-tinged finish where the fruit really shines. This being Angelus it is lacquered with a modern sheen but whether that is your style or not, it is one of the most finest Saint Emilion wines of the vintage.
93 points – March 2014
Deep ruby. Wild aromas of plum, redcurrant, game, underbrush and flowers; hints of liqueur-like superripeness. Supple and suave but also rich and large-scaled; seriously concentrated and deep for the vintage but less sweet than the 2005. This boasts lovely texture and broad, ripe tannins but I find more intensity and incipient complexity-not to mention purity and lift-in the young 2006.
91 points – vinous.com, May 2007
Full of dark fruits and sweet tobacco character. Full-bodied, with super fine, silky tannins and a long finish. Give it another three years.
94 points – jamessuckling.com, April 2012