A few months back, I tried the 2000 Angelus and it was already perfect. I was interested to see how much the 98 would differ. It needed around 2 hours in the decanter to open up beautifully. The nose has all the attributes of a classic claret! Blackberries, cassis, dark cherries, pencil shavings and hints of tobacco. It's medium to full bodied with great concentration. There are some tannins still present. I love the velvety texture of the wine. This is another blockbuster from Angelus, which is just entering maturity. It should be even better with some years of cellaring.
Between 98, and 2000 it's a close call. At the moment I'd give the edge to the millennial vintage!