Saturday, November 22, 2008

Chateau Angelus 1994 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Currants, tobacco, and smoke on the nose

Smooth and polished texture on the palate

Finish of mixed berries, cassis, cedar, and tobacco

Good friends treated us to a couple of bottles of this wine. It's drinking really well right now and is enjoyable because it's so relaxed and polished. The flavors integrate beautifully, and the texture is nearly perfect.

To purchase this wine at auction or from the library collection of a fine wine merchant, expect to pay around $150 per bottle. As one of the Grand Cru Classe wines of St. Emillion, this wine has the reputation of aging quite well. Typically a Merlot-based blend, it has developed a strong reputation and a strong following for decades.

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