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Truly great stuff, this wine performed at a three-digit level both in the horizontal tasting of 2005s in Baltimore, as well as in Montreal at this mini-vertical. This sensational, opaque, bluish/purple wine offers up notes of vanillin, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, plus a touch of licorice. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of ripe, rich, concentrated fruit. It is full-bodied, multidimensional and layered. The tannins are beautifully integrated but still present, and the wood, acidity, alcohol, etc., are all beautifully assimilated in this magnificent, majestic vintage of Angelus. It can be drunk now, but it is still an adolescent and that suggests it has at least another 25-35 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2050.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #220, Aug 2015)
The Château Angelus 2005 has a powerful bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, freshly cut violets and minerals all very well defined and poised. The palate is full-bodied with pure, quite toasty and slightly lactic black fruit. There is great depth here, immense density and yet it keeps control and focus right to the finish. Perhaps it does not quite possess the precision as the Canon ’05, but it is still a deeply impressive wine from Hubert de Bouard.
– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015
A sweet bouquet, just starting to develop tertiary characteristics of undergrowth, truffle; beautifully balanced fairly concentrated midweight with a firm but particularly refined tannin; classy wine, long and even to taste, sweet yet fresh, complex, graceful, no excess dryness of texture, long and fine to finish. Harmonious and complete. Hubert de Bouard’s finest Angelus to date. Drink 2020-40+
Black purple in color, with coffee, blackberry and currant on the nose. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long aftertaste of toasty oak and ripe fruit. Very close to the 2000. Superb. Best after 2018. 7,000 cases made.
– James Suckling (WineSpectator.com, March 2008)
Beautifully focused notes of figs and ripe fruit on the nose, this is very perfumed. A lot of material in this wine, the center palate is incredible, lasting for minutes. This is full-bodied and super silky with fine tannins. A pinpointed ball of fruit, think lychee, and hints of chocolate on the finish. Leave this for six to eight years, should be about right in 2018.
97 points – jamessuckling.com, May 2012
The 2005 Angélus is the most tannic and forbidding of the three wines in this last flight. Deep, massively concentrated and youthful, the 2005 is going to need at least a few more years in bottle to start drinking well. Even so, its pedigree and class are quite evident. Next to Pavie and Cheval Blanc, Angélus has broader shoulders, larger-grained tannins and more overt ripeness, while the Cabernet Franc is quite evident, especially when compared with the Cheval. Drink 2020-2055.
97 points – Antonio Galloni (vinous.com, Nov 2015)
Quality 974 | Brand 978 | Economics 971 |
buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: The 2005 vintage is the Longest-lived vintage of chateau angelus premier grand cru classe a, with a predicted drinking window of 24 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 26 of the world's top wine lists, including Blue Hill at Stone Barns Economics: Above its peer group average price of £203 for the 2005 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 46,409 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017