2000 Angelus, St Emilion (750ml)

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99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Medium garnet-brick in color, the 2000 Angélus comes galloping out of the glass with a powerful nose of fragrant earth, damp soil, iron ore and cigar box over a core of prunes, blackberry jam and dried mulberries. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly styled with great freshness and loads of earth and mineral-inspired layers, framed by grainy tannins, finishing with a lingering menthol lift. It is in a sweet spot for drinking right now, although it should go on for another 15-20 years. (LPB)  (10/2020)

96 points Wine Spectator

This shows some extraction and is very solidly built, as the core plum, black currant and fig paste flavors have flesh and density that unfurl slowly in the glass, but there's energy and freshness to match, thanks to mouthwatering ganache and licorice root notes and brambly tannins. A strong roasted apple wood element gives the finish range and length. A bit of a chest-thumper, but 'it ain't bragging if it's true.' (JM, Web-2016) 

95 points Decanter

Gorgeous, this has the classic 2000 shoulders and depth, which at 20 years old have softened into melted tannins and deep berry fruits. There is a little more lift in the 2001 at the moment, but the 2000 is packed with welcoming black truffles, soft tobacco, woodsmoke, cocoa beans and saffron. There is still clear freshness with its bitter black chocolate and crushed mint finish, but the main takeaway is of pleasure and extended enjoyment. Right at the beginning of its tertiary phase, getting settled in on its haunches for the long term. Harvest September 14 to 27. (JA)  (9/2020)

95 points James Suckling

Furnished with wonderful richness, this has notes of amazingly dark fruit and dark chocolate on the nose. Full-bodied and soft, this has a lovely velvety texture and a chocolate and coffee character. This is extensive and fresh, with hints of mint and spice on the finish.  (5/2012)

Jancis Robinson

Exceptionally deep crimson. Rather attractively ethereal topnotes on a solid core of ripeness. Very attractive package – vivacious modern wine that offers great intensity and richness without being aggressively sweet or hot. It has still got a long way to go but it can certainly deliver pleasure already. Neat and very bright and bushy-tailed. 18/20 points (JR)  (3/2010)