- Château d'Angludet
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
- 2019 - 2027
- Case size
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Goedhuis, April 2014,
This highly respected Cru Bourgeois is one of the best wines in the mid-tier category and very successful for the slightly struggling Margaux appellation. Light purple colour, this focuses on fresh red fruits. A bold wine thanks to Ben Sichel’s decision to utilise the ripe and full Petit Verdot in the blend. This is well made and retains fresh acidity on the finish.
Neal Martin, October 2016,
The 2013 d'Angludet has a conservative bouquet with hints of blackberry and cranberry, a touch of sous-bois and cold steel. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly hard tannin on the entry, but the middle feels hollow and almost skeletal towards the finish. I have tasted better wines from this Margaux estate in recent years.
Matthew Jukes, April 2014,
Lovely, plump and juicy with smooth fruit and a clean, fresh finish. Stunning weight and balance, with moments of refreshing mint this is a big, juicy hug of blackberry fruit – impressive, straightforward, not trying too hard and nailing it. Drinking already this is a cracking wine and one which everyone will adore!
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.