Chateau Angelus Carillon d'Angelus Saint Emilion Grand Cru [Pre-arrival] 2019
JS94-95: A really succulent, refined second wine with berries, chocolate and light toasted oak. It's full and completely integrated with seamless tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely, sweet ripe fruit in the center palate. Extremely refined. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.
JD93-95: The second wine of Château Angelus, the 2019 Le Carillon D'Angelus is Merlot-dominated yet includes 10% Cabernet Franc. It's a more backward, serious wine compared to the fleshy, upfront N3 and offers a deep purple hue as well as impressive crème de cassis, crushed stone, chocolate, graphite, and violet aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, with the vintage's supple, sweet tannins, this brilliant second wine will compete with most châteaux grand vin.
VM92-94: The 2019 Le Carillon d'Angélus, matured in 60% new oak and the rest in one-year old, is perfumed on the nose with detailed black cherry, raspberry and pressed iris petal scents that are neatly integrated with the oak. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with finely detailed black fruit laced with cracked black pepper. This feels very cohesive and focused with a sensual finish, completing a classy second wine that will give up to 15 years of drinking pleasure.