1992; What a surprise in an incredibly difficult year! Angelus has turned out a fully mature wine that needs to be drunk up over the next 3-4 years, but notes of olive, black cherry, and currant are present, along with some leafy, fern-like, forest smells. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, and one of the undeniable successes for this miserable vintage. Anticipated maturity: Now-2007. Last tasted, 4/02. *** No estate has produced a more impressive array of wines since 1986 than l’Angelus. In what can be a light-bodied, sometimes dilute year, l’Angelus has turned out one of the vintage’s stars. Exhibiting a dark ruby/purple color, a big, smoky, licorice, and herb-scented nose, and gobs of ripe, chocolatey, cassis fruit, the 1992 finishes with sweet tannin and no evidence of dilution. Charm, fatness, depth, purity, and suppleness are present in this impressive wine. Anticipated maturity: now.