- Château d'Angludet
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
- 2018 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, April 2011,
This is a real beauty in 2010, with its dark cocoa and black fruit aromas. In the mouth it is rich with lovely sweet fruit flavours. A really moreish style that will give huge amounts of pleasure. DR
Neal Martin, April 2011,
The d'Angludet '10 is a tad broody on the nose despite rigorous coaxing: blackberry, black pepperand a touch of sous-bois. Good intensity but lacking a bit of "joy" and a second sample was showing a little more over-ripeness (and SO2.) The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, thick, robust tannins, very tannic and masculine that leads to an earthy, slightly hard finish. This is a little introspective out of barrel but it has the substance to merit a potential higher mark in barrel. Wait and see.
Robert Parker, May 2011,
The dark plum/purple-hued 2010 d'Angludet is unquestionably a sleeper of the vintage. Sweetlicorice-infused black currant, asphalt and smoke aromas emerge from this heady, ripe, well-endowed cuvee. Sweet tannin, lush fruit and loads of glycerin suggest this lovely Margaux will drink well during its first 12-15 years of life. Drink: 2011 - 2026
Decanter, April 2011,
Rich, ripe briary fruit, seductive Merlot rounds out the firmer Cabernet, good freshness and fine ripe tannins for a good future. Drink 2015-25
Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
Exceptionally dark. Sweet liquorice notes – very pronounced! Smooth and polished with lots of tannin underneath. Some floral notes too. Cool, dry finish. Very interesting, well-mannered wine. Just a very slight lack of freshness but really that is nit-picking. Drink 2018-2030
Ch d'Angludet is located in the southwest corner of Margaux close to Giscours and du Tertre and wasfor many years the home of the late Peter Sichel (Bordeaux merchant extraordinaire). He invested heavily in the vineyards and his painstaking work enabled d'Angludet to surpass its more famous neighbours on many occasions.
Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.