The Angélus signature is the marriage of a bold grape variety with an exceptional terroir. It is this unique character, born of the southern slopes of Saint-Emilion and its high proportion of Cabernet Franc, that we like to find over the years: richness, density, smoothness, elegance, breed, purity and freshness.
2014 vintage , nicknamed "L’Indien" is the 30th vintage made by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, who describes it in this way:
This vintage didn't have much promise, although flowering had gone well.
Spring had been tricky, summer was hard, we had nothing but doubts except the fierce resolution that we would not give up and that we had to read the vines and understand their needs. We were continuously worried that the fruit would not be able to overcome the August rainfall and the September storms. Then from 30th August onwards, day after day of lovely weather and our confidence returned. We took risks and waited to start harvesting. Every day, we asked:
Do we start picking? No, we wait!
Finally, we picked the first Merlot grapes from the young vines on 2nd October, a golden month, warm and magnificent. The weather was so good, we delayed harvesting the old Merlot vines for a few days and waited for the Cabernet Franc grapes to ripen fully. This is how fickle calendars can be. A situation I had never seen before in my whole career as a winegrower! An ideal autumn for harvesting that just went on and on.
Who's the Indian? Nobody, but the summer was...
- Domain Château Angélus
- Vineyard Saint-Emilion
- Color Red
- Vintage 2014
- Classification 1er grand cru classé A
50 % Merlot
50 % Cabernet Franc
- Culture Sustainable agriculture
- Alcohol degrees13.5°
Eye, bouquet, palate