Château Angelus 2016 Hommage à Elisabeth Bouchet is a unique and special cuvée that pays homage to the great-grandmother of Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, who is currently the co-owner and CEO of Château Angelus. This wine is made exclusively from 100% Cabernet Franc, sourced from the estate's best plots and oldest vines, which range from 70 to 100 years old. The cuvée is only produced in exceptional vintages when the Cabernet Franc grape variety offers its best expression and complexity. This wine is characterized by its richness and intensity, showcasing elegant, refined, and complex notes of various dark fruits. It boasts an exceptional freshness that is balanced by a subtle salinity, resulting in an ethereal and truly spectacular wine. This is a truly remarkable wine that showcases the exceptional terroir and winemaking expertise of Château Angelus.
Robert Parker - 100 Points
"This is the first release of this new 100% Cabernet Franc wine from Chateau Angélus. Deep garnet in color, the 2016 Hommage à Elisabeth Bouchet hits the ground running with an intense, profound nose of blackberry preserves, boysenberries and redcurrant jelly, plus suggestions of beef drippings, black olives, damp soil and unsmoked cigars with wafts of pencil lead and truffles. The full-bodied palate bursts with vibrant, shimmery black and red fruits, inlaid with mineral accents and supported by firm, exquisitely ripe and finely grained tannins. Electric sparks of bright acidity course through the densely packed core, delivering incredible energy and freshness to the finish, leaving you wanting more. That this estate has managed to craft such a complete, jaw-dropping beauty entirely from Cabernet Franc is a triumph and, I hope, not the last of its kind. A masterpiece!"