Wine Review – No. 3 Angélus Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2013

No 3 Chateau Angelus 2013Expected a lot more from this highly reputable Saint-Émilion Grand Cru…

Name: No. 3 Angelus Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Vintage: 2013

Producer: Château Angélus

Region/Country: Saint-Émilion, France

Grape Varietal(s): 85-90% Merlot (according to the Château Angélus website)

Consumed: At the Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Recommended By: The sommelier at the Vieux-Port Steakhouse

Cost: $102 CAD

Bottle Presentation: Clean, classy, distinctive label, which would stand out on any shelf

Appearance: Medium ruby red moving towards garnet

Nose: Medium, with red plum, raspberry, and a tinge of blackberry. We also enjoyed the black pepper, violets, and all spice notes.

Taste: Dry, medium acidity, light in body, with low-to-medium tannins. Spices emerged (black pepper, all spice, and anise), as did blackberry, blueberry, earth, and cedar.

Finish: Short.

Overall Impression: Although well-balanced, we couldn’t help but feel underwhelmed. The wine seemed diluted, if not watered-down, leaving us wanting a great deal more from a highly reputable château, as well as a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. The wine came up well short when paired with a grilled filet mignon.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 80/100

Value: 1/5 For the price, we expected a great deal more.

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