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The January 2021 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 1/14/2021 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #216. Angelus 2005

Description: Consists of 6 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"Truly great stuff, this wine performed at a three-digit level both in the horizontal tasting of 2005s in Baltimore, as well as in Montreal at this mini-vertical. This sensational, opaque, bluish/purple wine offers up notes of vanillin, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, plus a touch of licorice. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of ripe, rich, concentrated fruit. It is full-bodied, multidimensional and layered. The tannins are beautifully integrated but still present, and the wood, acidity, alcohol, etc., are all beautifully assimilated in this magnificent, majestic vintage of Angélus. It can be drunk now, but it is still an adolescent and that suggests it has at least another 25-35 years of longevity. he Boüard family, the proprietors of Château Angélus date from 1544 in Saint-Émilion. Located on lower hillsides, with a southerly exposure, their 67-acre vineyard, composed of sandstone, limestone and clay, is planted with 47% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Hubert de Boüard, who single-handedly elevated the quality . . . hit pay dirt with his efforts starting in 1988. Since then, there has been a remarkable succession of great wines. Radical viticulture such as crop-thinning, shoot-positioning and the immensely labor-intensive manual destemming are employed. Both a second and third wine are made, as the selection process for Angélus is severe. All of this resulted in the 2012 Angelus being upgraded, along with Pavie, to Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), joining Cheval Blanc and Ausone as one of only four estates in Saint-Émilion to receive this accolade. Aging takes place in 100% new oak for 18-24 months, after which the wine is bottled with neither fining nor filtration." eRobertParker.com #220, Aug 2015
Provenance: The Multitude Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750

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