- Château d'Angludet
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
- 2026 - 2036
- Case size
- En Primeur
Neal Martin, April 2022,
The 2021 Château d'Angludet contains less Merlot and more Petit Verdot due to the three-week frost. Daisy Sichel told me that it was aged in 50% amphora this year. It has a relatively light yet well-defined bouquet featuring strawberry and red cherry scents. The palate delivers fine tannins framing the red fruit, quite Burgundian in texture, and hints of graphite, leading to a nicely poised finish. Curiously, the Petit Verdot is quite disguised given the amount used. Drink 2024 - 2038
Wine Advocate, April 2022,
The 2021 D'Angludet exhibits aromas of cherries, cassis, licorice and loamy soil, followed by a medium-bodied, supple and lively palate that's seamless and charming, even if it isn't the most characterful wine this Margaux estate has ever produced.
Goedhuis, April 2022,
This fine 32 hectare estate situated in the heart of the appellation of Margaux in Cantenac consistently performs vintage on vintage under the careful stewardship of Ben Sichel. A striking sweetness of fruit on the nose, with sensations of damson and kirsch. An easy approachable relaxed style of wine, not a powerhouse, nothing is in excess. The gentle volume of fruit is carefully held together by the rounded tannins. A sense of harmony and lots of appeal.
Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
Medium-bodied, bright, fresh, crisp red currant and cherry packed wine with nuances of dried flowers and thyme in the nose and on the palate. Already approachable, this will probably be at its best in its youth. Drink from 2023-2034.
Jane Anson, April 2022,
A sterling name in the Margaux appellation, often offering outstanding value in muliple vintages. They have leaned into the vintage charater not trying to fight against it, and what you get as a result is savoury juic red and black fruits, with waves of Margaux-signature florality. 26hl/h yield after frost. 50% amphora, 50% oak barrels.
Matthew Jukes, April 2022,
Perfectly linear and refined, this is a beautifully accurate Angludet. The Petit Verdot does a sterling job of joining Cabernet to its Merlot while reflecting this delightful claret's honesty, accuracy, and refreshing nature. There is precision here, and perhaps the amphoras help focus the flavours and draw out the finish, making this a slender, supple wine with uncommon freshness and balance. This is not a wine from a bygone era but a modern work of art.
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.