- Château Angélus has been released at £3,120 per 12×75.
- Neal Martin scored the wine 93-95 points.
- There is relative value in numerous back vintages.
It is being offered by the international trade for £3,120 per 12×75. The are several physical vintages, including the 2014 and 2015, that look better value compared to today’s release. See more Fair Value analysis below.
Neal Martin (Vinous) scored the new vintage 93-95 points, noting that the 60% Cabernet Franc component in the blend was ‘the highest percentage ever’. He added it was more understated than previous vintages and ‘deserves 4-5 years in bottle to show its true potential’.
The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley said it was a ‘brilliant wine’ with ‘unprecedented purity and finesse’. He scored it 94-96+.
Jane Anson concurred with Martin’s assessment that it is ‘less exuberant’ than recent vintages but still ‘classy and with presence’. She scored it 95-points.
Fair Value analysis
According to Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology, there are several physical vintages of Angélus that look good value in comparison to today’s release.
When comparing to a greater number of back vintages, Angélus prices show a 52% correlation to Benchmark critic scores. Liv-ex members on Silver+ packages can view these via the Fair Value tool.
Second label, Le Carillon de Angélus 2021 has also been released at €78 per bottle ex-négociant.
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Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 560+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.