Another fine effort from this consistently excellent producer, the 2007 d-Aiguilhe is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by sweet black currant, charcoal, roasted herb, and spice box aromas presented in a weighty, medium to full-bodied, surprisingly rich, lush style. It should drink well for 5-6 years or longer. Drink 2010-2025.
|Score: 92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
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|Score: 90/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008|
The 2007 Angelus has a really quite wonderful bouquet with dark cherries, crushed strawberry, hints of orange blossom and cedar that contain much more energy than many of its peers. The palate is very crisp and nicely structured on the entry. The acidity is very well judged, and there is a sense of effortless charm in the silky smooth, lightly spiced finish. Everything here is just ticking along nicely. Excellent. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date 2017 - 2030
|Score: 92||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017|
This has a very deep concentrated nose, broody black fruits, a touch of graphite, the Merlot dominating at the moment at the Cabernet Franc more in the background. Again this is a great Saint Emilion with excellent structure and delineation, a real tension running through from start to finish. Very good weight with touches of graphite, blackberry with a hint of steaming black coffee on the aftertaste. This is another superb, very pure Angelus. Tasted April 2008.
|Score: 93/95||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008|
Berry, mineral and licorice aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins and a medium finish. Very well done for the vintage
|Score: 88/91||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008|
Dark purplish crimson. Very big-boned but with a hint of green on the nose. This wine tastes like a cross between Troplong Mondot and its fleshiness and the norm of the rest – lots of late-picked aromas but also some astringency and pretty mouth-puckering overall. Like sucking a bit of tarmacadam. Pretty hard work! And a bit of a hole in the middle. Not the charm of Pavie. Drink 2012-2016
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008|
(approximately 61% merlot, 37% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon) Good bright ruby. Superripe aromas of plum, kirsch, violet and chocolate. Fat and soft but with lovely freshness and good depth to its flavors of black cherry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Finishes with big, tongue-dusting tannins, a note of licorice, and excellent length for the year. No shortage of power here, but will it have enough verve for outstanding?
|Score: 89||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008|
The nose is quite restrained, lovely and fragrant with lots of violets and lilac. The fruit mix has concentration and depth, black fruits to the fore but there are fresh red fruits underneath given a racy charm by the minerals that back them. Lovely length, it has an attractive restrained quality. 2014-2025.
|Score: 90/94||Derek Smedley MW, April 2008|
Really deep, dark hue. Layered fruit on the palate with surprising freshness and vivacity. Lovely cassis notes and flavour. Oak present but integrated. Superior to 2004 and 2006. Drink 2014-2022. 4 stars.
|Score: 17.5||Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com|