Chateau Angelus 1997
Bordeaux, St. Emilion
This saturated, deep ruby/purple-colored wine is a big, rich, smoky St.-Emilion exhibiting this estate's tell-tale characteristics of Provencal olives, black cherry liqueur, prunes, and toasty new oak. It is soft, supple, and ideal for consuming over the next 10-12 years.
A big and luscious wine for the vintage, this outstanding Bordeaux delivers loads of plum, berry and pomegranate character on the nose. It's full-bodied, with lots of velvety tannins and a long, long finish.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 17/20 points.