Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot
300cl * 13% 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.
As many of you know, 2015 was a stellar vintage in Bordeaux, and Angludet made the most of it. On the palate the wine is well structured with good balance, following on from an elegantly floral nose. The finish is long and satisfying.
“Mid crimson. Medium intensity – rather medium in every respect. Sweet and round and charming already. Very Margaux. A little sinewy on the end but the tannins are very well managed. This could be GV so long as you don't need a very long-term wine. Hint of mintiness. Neat finish. Jancis Robinson” 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
PS beady eyed drinkers will notice that we no longer add the d' to the name (it used to be known as Château d'Angludet). I can find no reference as to why it's changed, it just has. That's France for you.