When the Château Angélus philosophy of excellence is applied to a selection of different Saint-Emilion terroirs, No. 3 d'Angélus results. Blended with 85 to 90% Merlot, this wine is made for instant enjoyment as soon as it is delivered from the winery. It is a refined version of its illustrious parents, which provides enjoyment while waiting the necessary years for the First Wine and Carillon d'Angélus to reach their full maturities. The vines used to grow No. 3 d'Angélus are cultivated with the same care as those used to make its elders and their fruit is vinified with the same precision. The yields are larger and the wine is aged for a shorter period with no recourse to new wood: only one- or two-year-old barrels are used. No. 3 d'Angélus is an easy-going, attractive wine, which gives its all when very young and can yet benefit from being kept for five to eight years.
The 2019 No. 3 de Angelus is elegant and silky, with the aromatics of the Cabernets very much in evidence. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, blood orange, cinnamon and dried flowers all grace this beautifully understated Saint-Emilion that leans into a realm more like Burgundy in its mid-weight structure.