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« This vintage isn’t just unprecedented, it’s extraordinary, in the most literal sense of the word. We’ve named it the Majestic vintage, since its outstanding characteristics propel it into another domain, an unparalleled one. Perhaps never before in the history of the estate, have we come so close to the ideal of excellence that guides and inspires us. 2022 is beyond all comparison. It imposes itself majestically. This is the most accomplished version of the historic savoir-faire of our estate. But it is also the result of the work of great precision performed across our precious terroirs. It’s with this vintage that the analysis work conducted over decades on our Cabernet Franc has borne the most spectacular fruit. On the outstanding terroir of Angelus in 2022, the Cabernet Franc displayed exceptional resilience during the drought conditions, which enabled it to maintain a remarkable degree of freshness, energy and tension. The work shone through in the wine, whose purity, aromatic richness, minerality, depth and telluric resonance offer an unparalleled experience, providing sensations and emotions which seem to belong to another dimension. »
The wine exhibits a lively, deep, dense, dark purple colour. The aromas were carefully preserved throughout the vinification process and display a vast array of fresh black fruits and an intensely floral side reminiscent of violets. Smooth and juicy but also delicate and precise on the palate, the 2022 reveals the hallmark freshness and verticality of the Cabernet Franc. The oak is already well-integrated, allowing crisp, flavoursome ripe fruit to come to the fore. A long and spicy finish, underpinned by silky, tight-knit tannins. The wine’s flavours linger long in the mouth, seemingly never wanting to end. This vintage is rich in salinity and complex and has great tension and freshness. It shows the immense capacity of the Angelus terroirs to adapt to climate adversity.

Harvest: 6th to 28th September
Blend: 60 % Merlot, 40 % Cabernet Franc



The colour is amazingly bright, deep and intense. The nose, at first discreet, opens out to reveal the subtle, complex aromas of Cabernet Franc, the real marker of this vintage, together with notes of red berry fruits and subtle floral and spicy hints. The oak, already very well integrated in the fruit, comes through on the palate and enhances the nose and the appeal of the Merlot. The palate, which is fresh and vertical, displays precision and length of flavour. This air-light, precise and spicy vintage reveals the full potential of Angelus’ great Cabernet Franc. With 60 % Cabernet Franc in the blend of this 2021 vintage, this is a first in the history of Angelus. It is a balanced, complex vintage of very fine quality with great ageing potential.

Harvest: 21st September to 2nd October
Blend: 40 % Merlot, 60 % Cabernet Franc



The wine displays a brilliant, dense, very dark, almost black colour with dark purple tones, mirroring the perfect ripeness of the grapes and their optimal pH level. The nose exhibits intense aromas of juicy black fruits, such as wild cherries and blackberries. Elegant floral notes then come through, such as peony and violets. Refined tannins underpin a long-lasting, spherical, voluptuous structure on the palate, while the flavours linger long, bringing a sensation of freshness and harmony. This vintage displays a seldom-achieved degree of elegance, while the highest levels of purity and precision are reached with this blend of extraordinary Merlot and characterful Cabernet Franc.

Harvest: 15th to 30th September
Blend: 60 % Merlot, 40 % Cabernet Franc



A brilliant, intense, almost dark purple colour. The cornerstone on which this vintage is built is its great aromatic purity. Black fruit and wild cherry notes come bursting to the fore, while the oak is already completely integrated. The attack on the palate is suave, while the smooth, round and enve-loping tannins are cashmere-like in texture. The finish, thanks to the homogenously high quality of the Cabernet Franc, displays notes of spice and menthol, together with lovely freshness and tension. This wine is the mirror-image of the Angélus terroir: chiselled and precise. It also offers immediate tasting appeal, which complements well the wine's elegant style. This is a wine that will go down as one of the great Angélus vintages.

Harvest: 18th September to 9th October
Blend: 60 % Merlot, 40 % Cabernet Franc



Magnificent freshness in the Merlot, a selection of very old Cabernet Franc planted on clay-limestone soils and gentle extraction during the vinification have combined to make this vintage a very great Château Angélus. A lovely depth of colour attracts the eye. Perfect aromatic purity (the fruit of precision work on a daily basis), together with notes of black fruit give great charm on the nose. On the palate, a sweet note gives way to elegant tension with refined, velvety tannins. The alcohol and the oak are perfectly integrated. The finish is lingering, underpinned by the elegance of the Cabernet Franc, by the purity of the fruit, and accompanied by delicate spicy notes.

Harvest: 24th September to 11th October
Blend: 65 % Merlot, 35 % Cabernet Franc



After a very favourable start to the growing season with a very early bud-break, the vine cycle was delayed at the end of April by a frost which hit the Bordeaux region very severely. At Angélus, where nature was kind, we were mostly spared this sad episode. However, over the small area affected by the frost, substantial selection work was carried out. The rest of the season went wonderfully smoothly with an excellent flowering, followed by a very hot month of June which boosted the vines’ energy levels and gave them the strength they needed to develop high quality grapes. A quite cool but dry summer allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, which favoured fresh fruit aromatic expression.
The end of summer weather was a little rainy; however, with the grapes already ripe we decided to begin harvesting on September 13th!
The wines have deep colour, while on the nose they show immediate charm and pure aromatics bursting with fruit. On the palate, the tannins are tight-grained and silky, precise and in good balance with flesh and great freshness that brings energy and mouth-watering length of flavour.
2017 at Angélus is both harmonious and bursting with fruit flavour.

Harvest: 13th to 29th September
Blend: 70 % Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Franc



3 months of summer without water: never before seen in the living memory of winegrowers! This surprising weather, and these incredible conditions, promise us a great, unpredictable and unexpected vintage. Until 20 June, the weather did not spare us, inflicting very heavy rainfall of about 750 mm, which corresponds to the total annual rainfall for a dry year in Bordeaux... In spite of these conditions, flowering went well. Fine weather set in from the last week of June and, quite remarkably, remained right up to the harvest. We had a sunny but rather cool July, with cold nights. By the end of July, the sea temperature was much lower than usual for this period. And not a drop of rain. August saw temperatures climb, with heatwaves of over 35 degrees some days. Nevertheless, the day / night temperature ratio was 2 to 1 throughout the month, highly favourable for aromatic expression in our grapes and maintaining freshness in the fruit. To this can be added the almost complete absence of rain, only 5 to 8 mm, or the strict minimum to allow the vine to rehydrate. And that is why the very young vines began to suffer. The oldest vines, especially on clay and/or limestone soils, resisted magnificently (the limestone and clay work like sponges, absorbing water when it rains and redistributing it during drought). "In more than 35 years of observing the vineyard, I have always been accustomed to storms on 14 July and 15 August. This year, not a bit! The summer continued through September, and with it the heat: daily temperatures of 28, 30 degrees. A severe storm was forecast for mid-September. We were all quaking in our boots. But the menacing white and grey clouds finally turned into beneficial rain, first 19 then 4 mm. This rain fallen from the heavens gave back energy, strength and breath to our vineyard. Then the good weather quickly returned. The tannins are ripening slowly and picking begins at the start of October for the grands vins. The cool nights have preserved the aromas and the acidity. The weather forecast for the coming two weeks lets us look forward to a calm harvest, picking as we wish, and allowing us to hope for and expect another great vintage at Angélus! A radiant vintage in the image of this three-month summer that fixed its destiny and shaped its identity."

Harvest: 4th to 21 October
Blend: 60 % Merlot, 40 % Cabernet Franc



2015 was a blessed, dreamt-of year, with favourable weather conditions from spring to harvest. Each step took place under ideal conditions: flowering was even, and then the necessary rainfall for the growth of the vines came before the very dry months of June and July. Véraison went like a wonder. The pips started to ripen very early. August, with some timely rains and mild temperatures, allowed the vine to develop well and for the grapes to ripen in a balanced way. The fine days and cool nights in September, accompanied by some showers, favoured the ripening of the tannins.
The perfect state of health in the vineyard and the superb weather conditions of early autumn allowed us to harvest magnificent grapes as and when we wanted... over nearly a month! The Merlots from Angélus were picked from September 22, ripe but not overripe, crisp, fruity, with lots of freshness. Cabernets Francs, a gem for Angélus, were also magnificent, and were picked from October 8. It brings elegance, finesse and depth, with a silky note, and greatly contributes to enhancing this new vintage.
2015 is an excellent vintage at Angélus. Excellent in its subtle balance between power and refinement; in its intense aromatics of ripe, juicy fruit, its suave, clean entry on the palate, its tight-grained velvety tannins and its great purity. It has all the charm brought by a sun-drenched vintage with a touch of flamboyant classicism (baroque we might say), in harmonious balance with the elegance and breed brought by the freshness and tension in the lingering finish.

Harvest: 22nd September to 14th October
Blend: 62 % Merlot, 38 % Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2040 - 2050



This great vintage started with a tricky spring and a difficult summer, but we were fiercely resolved not to give up and to read the vines and understand their needs. Then from 25th August onwards, day after day of lovely weather came along and our confidence returned. We took risks and waited to start harvesting. Finally October arrived, golden, warm and magnificent, enabling us to delay picking the old Merlot vines for a few days and wait for the Cabernet Franc grapes to ripen fully. This vintage has a very pure, elegant nose. The attack is clear, and the wine progressively gets bigger, reaching a very sophisticated balance between the magnificent quality of the tannins, substance, tension and freshness. There is 50% Cabernet Franc in the blend, which elevates the elegance of the wine’s tannic structure and makes the finish complex and long.

Harvest: 2nd to 22nd October
Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2035 - 2040



After a rainy spring, which triggered poor fruit set and “hens and chicks” (millerandage), July and August were especially hot and dry months, which provided the right conditions for the grapes to develop the basic requirements: the polyphenol quality in the skins and pip ripeness. This new vintage has distinctive freshness, elegance, fruit and refined tannins.

Harvest: 28th September to 18th October
Blend: 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2030 - 2035



The 2012 vintage had a tough start with a chaotic spring. Fortunately, July and August were perfect for good grape development. The nose is remarkably intense and the purity of its fruit aromas is amazing. The top quality Cabernet Franc grapes straighten out the wine’s structure and provide a great accompaniment for the velvety, tender Merlot, while contributing elegance and precision to the whole.

Harvest: 8th to 19th October
Blend: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2025 - 2045



The weather patterns of this vintage were quite unusual and forced the estate’s teams to adapt continuously, while never letting up with grass cover crop management, tilling and early leaf removal and thinning out. These wines start with pure ripe fruit aromas. After a precise attack they display fine, silky, tight-knit tannins and a lovely mouth-filling feel. Very elegant finish.

Harvest: 19th September to 6th October
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2025 - 2040



This vintage provided clement weather for winegrowers: disease scarcely developed and a combination of sunny days and cool nights helped the development of refined polyphenols. This is a classic vintage, amazingly rich and outstandingly precise. It has a deep black colour, strong, pure aromas and an impressive, subtly expressed tannic structure. This lushness combined with its elegant freshness that comes mainly from the beautiful Cabernet Franc grapes, makes this magnificent vintage a very long-keeping wine.

Harvest: 28th September to 21st October
Blend: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2030 - 2050



This vintage benefitted from weather conditions that contributed to the production of perfectly ripe grapes. These wines are bright ink black. On the nose, the ripe fruit aromas are fresh, not jammy. Pure red cherries, raspberries, and blackberries. On the palate they display lovely concentration with substance, but are in no way heavy. Their silky tannins balance perfectly with their supple richness. These wines are powerful and concentrated, but velvet smooth and subtle too.

Harvest: 25th September to14th October
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2025 - 2045



Since the vines were clean and disease-free, harvesting began late on 3rd October. Picking could really be carried out depending solely on the ripeness of each plot and only on fine days. The deep black Merlot with the Cabernet Franc that traditionally does so well at Angélus, produced outstandingly dense wines with thick, richly supple, round body. The aromas are reminiscent of black berries and plum as well as delicate mineral and flowery notes. Long and fresh on the palate, their concentration is expressed as a silky elegance.

Harvest: 3rd to 21st October
Blend: 58% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2025 - 2035



In July and August the vines were very closely monitored, depending on individual needs, to compensate for the poor weather conditions of the early summer. Very fine weather in September provided superb ripening conditions. Flavours and aromas developed and the tannins matured. On tasting the wines displayed very deep colour, lovely fruity aromas with mineral notes and fresh, silky texture. Long and pure on the finish.

Harvest: 25th September to 12th October
Blend: 62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2015 - 2030



After an early start to growth, weather conditions in August and at the beginning of September caused slow ripening, making it possible to focus on freshness and ensure long ageing. Since the grapes were disease-free and perfectly ripe, harvesting could be carried out with full attention to detail. These wines are dense with beautiful fruity aromas and delicate grilled hints, well balanced and have very elegant freshness.

Harvest: 19th to 29th September
Blend: 62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2020-2035



A unique year with an extremely high water deficit, but good temperatures for ripening. Grape quality was memorable, both in terms of being disease-free and their balance. What makes this vintage stand out is its harmonious balance of vigour and freshness, as well as its pure aromas.

Harvest: 16th September to 1st October
Blend: 62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2030-2050



The quite worrying weather conditions at the outset, finally settled down at the end of August and became excellent until mid-October. Slow ripening brought out elegance in these wines. On tasting, they display an opaque robe and black fruit aromas. The tannins are beautifully round. The balance and freshness on the finish sum up all this vintage’s elegance.

Harvest: 30th september to 14th october
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2025 - 2035



After a hot, sunny summer, the grapes were exceptionally rich with magnificent balance and completely free of disease. The wines display beautiful aromas of red and black berries, subtle hints of roasted coffee and a touch of freshness on the palate attributable to the Cabernet Franc grapes. With their silky tannins, they have a lovely balance between vigour and velvet smoothness, as well as a very long finish.

Harvest: 9th September to 3rd October
Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2020 - 2035



Since the weather conditions this year were especially good for the Cabernet Franc vines, there is a large proportion of this variety in the final blend. The wines are shiny black with deep aromas of fruit, raspberry and blackcurrant and delicate spicy hints. On the palate, the ripe, pedigree tannins are magnificently balanced with the rich body, a marriage of vigour and elegance with impressive length.

Harvest: 20th September to 8th October
Blend: 45% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2020 - 2030



Made from perfectly ripe fruit, thanks to picking over a long spread-out period, the wines are subtle, appealing and dense. Their colour is deep with purple tints, which demonstrate their capability to live for years. They display aromas of black fruit, spice and tobacco. They are very nicely balanced on the palate; the first impressions are of velvet, then the mid-palate builds up an even structure. Hints of freshness dominate the finish, reminding us of the importance of the Cabernet Franc for its elegance and subtlety as well as giving the wines plenty of ageing potential.

Harvest: 21th September to 5th October
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2030 - 2035



The dazzlingly fruity, creamy balanced Merlot were blended with the slightly generously-ripe Cabernet Franc. The wines have a purplish black robe and display aromas of blackberry, plum and blackcurrant as well as delicate hints of smoke and liquorice. They fill the mouth, are amazingly concentrated and have a magnificent tannic structure. The balance between acidity and lush richness produces a strong impression of freshness. These wines will keep for a very long time indeed.

Harvest: 14th to 27th September
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2035 - 2045



Made from fruit off old Merlot vines and selected plots of Cabernet Franc, these wines have a lovely robe with an intense dark purple colour. The nose is expressive with aromas of chocolate, plums and sour cherries. The attack is round and velvety, the wine is thick with a lovely discrete woodiness and very silky tannins. Elegant finish.

Harvest: 6th September to 16th October
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2020 - 2025



August was especially fine and made the grapes, which were rich and perfectly disease-free, very evenly ripe. The wines are very dark with a lovely aromatic range. Fruits such as plum and blackberry combine with hints of coffee, chocolate, a slight smokiness and the freshness of liquorice. Very intense on the palate with top quality, meticulous tannins characteristic of very great vintages.

Harvest: 28th September to 4th October
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2025 - 2030



A cold episode during the vulnerable flowering period and a very drawn out colour change of the fruit led to very thorough selection in the vineyard in a year when yields were already very small. The careful work done made it possible to harvest nicely ripe grapes. The vintage expresses hints of leather, tobacco and candied prune. It is silky and elegant on the palate. Beautiful balance on the finish.

Harvest: 15th to 27th September
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2020



A fairly irregular year in terms of weather with warm and cool periods alternating with dry and wet episodes. The Merlot grew to be rich and subtle, while the Cabernet Franc achieved exceptional density and fruitiness. The wines are full of colour and display aromas of blackcurrant liqueur and leather. On the palate, the wines are dense and big with nicely defined structure. This vintage shows the multi-layered complexity of the great classical years.

Harvest: 24th September to 4th October
Blend: 45% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2030



Thanks to good weather and controlled yields, the grapes were very ripe and contained great balance. The wines are full of colour, almost opaque. The first aromatic impressions are reminiscent of candied prune, blackcurrant jelly, spice and cedar. The very large proportion of Cabernet Franc contributes menthol-flavoured tannins packed with freshness, elegance and complexity. The wines are silky and fill the mouth. The finish is beautifully balanced, creamy and lasts for minutes, a sign that this vintage will be very long-keeping.

Harvest: 15th to 27th September
Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc
Drink: 2030


After a lovely summer, harvesting took place in September, when the weather was a little unreliable. The high grape quality helped to make a keeping wine with very classical characteristics. With its intense black robe, the wine displays black fruit aromas combined with hints of cocoa. The mid-palate is distinctively lush and dense. The finish is multi-layered and firm, and contributes a lot of freshness and length to this very characteristic Saint-Emilion vintage.

Drink: 2025


Hot sunny weather in August contributed to producing top quality grapes, but only in the earliest ripening parts of the vineyard and where thinning out and leaf removal had been exactingly carried out. Careful selection both in the vines and the winery increased the proportion of Merlot grapes in the main wine up to about 60%. The robe is intense and deeply coloured, while aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry and blackberry combine with the complexity of candied fruit. Lush on the palate, the wine is mouth-filling, while its nicely formed tannins are silky and delicate. The finish is long and persistent, developing smoked notes with a hint of leather.

Drink: 2025


This vintage is quite distinctive at Angélus. Despite poor weather and thanks to intense efforts in the vineyard, good, ripe, disease-free grapes were finally harvested. The wines have an inky robe, the nose is complex and reminiscent of black fruit, liquorice and tobacco with hints of undergrowth. It is beautifully harmonious on the palate, mouth-filling and velvet smooth, ending up with a tight-knit tannic texture that is lovely and ripe and well-rounded. The whole displays delightful balance.

Drink: 2020


The heavy frost in April led to a late, very small harvest. The wines have lovely colour and display a complex nose of ripe fruit and coffee mixed with hints of undergrowth. Supple in structure, but full and elegant.

Drink: 2020


Magnificent weather in September made it possible to harvest each plot at the best possible time. The very high sugar and phenolic compound content of the grapes made for lush, exuberant wines. Aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose with smoky hints. Lush, mouth-filling and generous on the palate. Long, harmonious finish.

Drink: 2035


This vintage began its growth cycle extremely early and resulted in exceptionally rich, ripe fruit. Harvesting took place three weeks earlier than average. The wines have intense colour and display an impressive aromatic palette on the nose with hints of spice, tobacco and liquorice. They are rich and lush as a result of a perfect match between vigour and balance.

Drink: 2035


After a wet winter and spring, September was especially dry and contributed to the concentration of colour and tannins in the grapes. The skins were very thick. The wines have deep colour and combine breeding and elegance with a magnificent, chiselled tannic structure.

Drink: 2030