St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
St Emilion 2010, Château Angelus
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Château Angélus, 1GCC
Decanter average score:
17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 17 James Lawther MW 17.25 Steven Spurrier 18
Plenty of black autumnal fruits with very expressive aromas, and fragrance from the Cabernet Franc. Massive concentration and extract – this is a powerful, modern St-Emilion with a big tannic frame. Lots of natural sweetness with an exotic richness, but needs time to harmonise.
Price £237–£261 widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2016–2035
Alc 15.5%

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