1990 Angelus Bordeaux: Pinnacle Elegance from Hottest Vintage



If you aren't drinking 1990 Angelus - you are severely missing out! This vintage is showing so spectacularly right now and if you want to experience the zenith of aged Right Bank Bordeaux, this is it. James Bond’s drink of choice may be a martini, but when he’s drinking wine, it’s Chateau Angelus.
Did you know that 1990 was the hottest vintage on record to follow the legendary 1947? All great Bordeaux vintages spring from hot years and 1990 Bordeaux was no exception. These wines are absolutely thrilling, rich, roasted, velvety, intense, sensual expressions of Bordeaux, and a must have in your collection. 
Today we have pristine bottles of 1990 Angelus, ready to take their rightful place in your cellar. Angelus is one of those producers that never sticks around for long, as collectors are constantly seeking out aged expressions with great provenance. The problem is buyers of Angelus never want to sell! Once you experience the wines, you understand why. At 33 years of age, the 1990 Angelus is in the zone. The GRW team has enjoyed several bottles over the last few years, and we can confidently confirm that it is absolutely divine.  
"This is clearly the greatest Angelus until the 2000, 2003 and then the perfect 2005."
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"Medium to deep garnet-brick in color, the 1990 Angélus comes barreling out of the glass with big, bold, beautiful aromas of rose oil, cloves, smoked meats and licorice over a core of baked black plums, crème de cassis and raspberry pie plus hints of new leather and tobacco leaf. The palate is a full-on rich, powerful, full-bodied blockbuster, featuring bags of pure red and black fruit preserves layers and an incredible floral undercurrent, supported by plush tannins and lively freshness, finishing with epic length and depth." -Lisa Perotti Brown (tasted in 2020), 99 points
"A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is clearly the greatest Angelus until the 2000, 2003 and then the perfect 2005. Beautiful, sweet plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit soar from the glass of this opaque, purple wine that still hasn’t lost much in color. Deep, opulent, voluptuously textured, full-bodied and multidimensional, this is a stunner and just now approaching its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for at least another 20 years." -Robert Parker (tasted in 2015), 99 points
"The 1990 Angelus is fully mature today, yet will keep for another two decades or more. Black currants, spice-box, cured meats, cedarwood and roasted herb aromas all soar from the glass of this ripe, full-bodied, powerful Saint-Emilion." -Jeb Dunnuck (tasted in 2017), 98 points


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