Look at what we have here. A day after Chateau Angelus releases their 2008 prices, the merchants are sending out their offers. Got an email from Bordeaux Wine Investments, and if they're going by the price of £50 per bottle, then you can see they're making a tidy margin. Nice. But a bit too rushed - come on, give us some time to see the rest of the prices....no one else has released an offer yet!!
The email, as follows:
The fun starts here. Having only just returned from tasting the wines in Bordeaux, we hit the ground running with the first significant release of the 2008 vintage. Chateau Angelus sounds the bell for round one.
If this is anything to go by we can expect not only a very swift campaign but also a keenly priced one. Angelus is released at it's lowest opening price since the 2004 vintage. Clearly this is what the market has been crying out for so it would seem at least some ears in Bordeaux were listening! (our full BWI Tasting Report will be with you shortly):
2008 Angleus, St Emilion @ £709
2007 (90-93pt RP) was £978
2006 (95pt RP) was £1113
2005 (98pt RP) was £1565
A tobacco, berry and orange peel character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a clean finish. Refined and balanced. 89-92pt J.Suckling 'Wine Spectator'
Typically Angélus in style. Deep, dark hue. Spicy, cedar nose. Rich, full extract but reined in and accented towards the fruit. Polished texture. Firm finish. Big but harmonious. Drink 2016-2028. 17.5pt J.Lawther MW 'Decanter'