N°3 d’Angelus (3rd Wine from Chateau Angelus)
Country: France, Saint Emilion
Tasting Notes: When the Château Angélus philosophy of excellence is applied to a selection of different Saint-Emilion terroirs, No. 3 d’Angélus results. Blended with 85 to 90% Merlot, this wine is made for instant enjoyment as soon as it is delivered from the winery. It is a refined version of its illustrious parents, which provides enjoyment while waiting the necessary years for the First Wine and Carillon d’Angélus to reach their full maturities. The vines used to grow No. 3 d’Angélus are cultivated with the same care as those used to make its elders and their fruit is vinified with the same precision. The yields are larger and the wine is aged for a shorter period with no recourse to new wood: only one- or two-year-old barrels are used. No. 3 d’Angélus is an easy-going, attractive wine, which gives its all when very young and can yet benefit from being kept for five to eight years.
Entrancing aromas of ripe red currant, red berries and plum, accented with a touch of graphite and subtle floral notes waft effortlessly from the glass, dazzling the olfactory senses. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with perfectly balanced acidity and svelte, fine-grained tannins.
Varietal: Blend of Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2017 / 2019