Château Angludet, Margaux 2011

Château Angludet, Margaux 2011

France : Bordeaux
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Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

75cl * 13.5% ABV * Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Owned by the Sichel family since 1961, Angludet is situated at the heart of the prestigious appellation of Margaux and surrounded by Cru Classé properties, including Angludet's sister vineyard, the more famous Château Palmer. Palmer, by the way, is one of those châteaux where the wine is sold by the bottle to us retailers, rather than the case - you know you're dealing with the 'big dogs' when that happens! Angludet would no doubt have been 'classified', as Palmer and other châteaux were in 1855 (Palmer is a third growth, but is often referred to as a 'super second'), but it was split up as part of an inheritance settlement and didn't qualify. Shame for them, but better for us and our pockets.

Drink 2023 to 2025.

"Another sleeper of the vintage from Angludet, the 2011 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of licorice, spring flowers, black currants and cherries. With medium body, silky tannins, surprising stuffing and succulence, this seductive, lush, well-endowed Angludet can be enjoyed over the next decade." 90 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

"Good natural vineyard concentration of black berry fruit, good richness of flavour, a hint of leather and is robust yet elegant. Has a good future. Drink 2015-2025." 16+ points, Steven Spurrier,, April 2012

"This shows a light prune and dried-fruit character with spices such as cardamom. Full body, integrated tannins and a crisp finish. Needs three years to come together: better in 2017." 90 points, James Suckling, February 2014