The 2016 Angélus has a very well defined bouquet featuring blackberry, melted tar, pencil box and floral notes, though they are less pronounced than they were from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. This is well balanced with plenty of freshness and fine grip, and quite dense in the mouth compared to its peers. Notes of blackberry laced with sea salt and a touch of licorice govern the finish to this substantial Angélus, which will benefit from several years in bottle. Patience will be undoubtedly rewarded.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2048
Tasted blind. Very direct and focused. Sweet and rich and velvety. Lots of alcohol. Not the most refreshing but certainly impressive. Slightly hot end.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2042