In September 2012 Château Angélus was acclaimed by Saint-Emilion’s new
classi2cation as a First Great Classi2ed Growth “A”. 2012 is the property’s 2rst vintage to bear this distinction which the de Boüard de Laforest family was keen to celebrate by creating a new style of bottle: a remarkable bottle for a remarkable vintage. With a black cap presenting the de Boüard de Laforest family crest, the 2012 bottle has replaced its traditional paper label with an imprint in embossed
gold. The precious alloy adorns the glass, bestows its radiance and enhances
the bell, the emblem of Angélus.
All of the 2012 harvest, currently maturing and to be delivered in autumn
2014 will have these impressive bottles, available partly in a limited edition
of large capacity bottles, ranging from magnum to imperial. Château Angélus strives to achieve ever higher standards. Its constant aspiration is to be on a par with the con2dence of its connoisseurs and wishes to thank them with this remarkable bottle.
Embossed gold, a complex production process:
A rst enamel imprint is red at 600°C before vitrifying to become entirely part
of the glass. It is then covered with a gold print that undergoes a second ring
at 500°C, during which the gold totally adheres to the layer of enamel.
The decoration is completed by brushing which reveals the delicacy and
radiance of the genuine 21.7 carat gold.